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La Plaza; Raul Ruiz: Filmmaker


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La Plaza
Raul Ruiz: Filmmaker
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Premiered January 10, 1979- Officially La Plaza as a separate series title ended after season 28 (2006). It was replaced by the interview series: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One which premiered in 2007.

Producer Raquel Ortiz anticipates that the bilingual series will serve as a plaza for the entire local Latino community. Ortiz also served as the host during the first season along with guest hosts. The program format varied from week to week, between musical specials, documentaries, in-studio debates, both locally produced and acquired. Spanish language programs were subtitled in English and English language programs were captioned in Spanish.

See January 1979 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 1/10/1979

Program Description

In a special appearance, La Plaza features Raul Ruiz, the internationally acclaimed Chilean directory known for his more than seventy daring and visionary films. Currently a visiting professor at Harvard University, Ruiz shares his experiences in exile and the unique perspective he brings to cinema. Join La Plaza for a rare glimpse of the artist’s classic films, and go behind the scenes for the making of his first American film and his current multimedia installation at the ICA in Boston.

First broadcast in 1990.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Raul Ruiz: Filmmaker,” 05/11/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6FBF52E60274422AA0E441628718AAA.
MLA: “La Plaza; Raul Ruiz: Filmmaker.” 05/11/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6FBF52E60274422AA0E441628718AAA>.
APA: La Plaza; Raul Ruiz: Filmmaker. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6FBF52E60274422AA0E441628718AAA
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