Eva Longoria Baston

Sundance 2022 Women Directors: Meet Eva Longoria Bastón – “La Guerra Civil”

As an award-winning actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, and activist, Eva Longoria Bastón has become one the most significant trailblazers behind the camera. For over a decade, she has been directing and choosing projects that have purpose and are focused on elevating the stories of the Latinx and other underrepresented communities. Longoria Bastón’s past television directing credits include the “ESPN 30 for 30” documentary “Versus,” as well as episodes of “Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love,” “Grand Hotel,” “Black-ish,” “The Mick,” “LA to Vegas,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Telenovela,” “Devious Maids” and “Latinos Living the Dream.”
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‘La Guerra Civil’ Review: Eva Longoria Bastón Directs an Energetic Chronicling of a Momentous Boxing Match

“Boxing is opera to Latins,” we hear in the early moments of “La Guerra Civil,” a comprehensive visual history of one of the most momentous fights in contemporary boxing, directed with verve by powerhouse actor-filmmaker Eva Longoria Bastón. But for the bout in question that took place between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez a quarter-century ago, Mexican communities both at home and in the U.S. had a lot more to behold and reflect on than the revered sport’s inherent drama and spectacle. In 1996, the year of the legendary match, East L.A.’s De La Hoya was known as...
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Director Eva Longoria Bastón Opens Sundance With ‘La Guerra Civil’

It’s no surprise that La Guerra Civil was chosen as one of the Sundance Film Festival’s opening night premieres. The documentary delivers two of the qualities that make Sundance Sundance: cultural relevance, along with glamorous celebrities to walk the red carpet in Park City, Utah, thanks to director Eva Longoria Bastón and Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya.

“It Was Really Important That I Was Able to Lean Into the Intimacy of Interviewing My Subjects and Not Just Rely on Archival Footage” | Eva Longoria Bastón, La Guerra Civil

The last two years have prompted much contemplation and reconsideration of the reasons why we make our films as well as the ways in which we make them. What aspect of your filmmaking—whether in your creative process, the way you finance your films, your production methodology or the way you relate to your audience—did you have to reinvent in order to make and complete the film you are bringing to the festival this year?

2022 Sundance Film Festival Unveils Beyond Film Line-Up; Eva Longoria Bastón, Karen Gillan, Dakota Johnson, Keke Palmer & Amy Poehler Among Those Set As Speakers

The Sundance Institute today unveiled the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s Beyond Film line-up of events that are free to the public. Speakers will include such artists from this year’s program as La Guerra Civil director Eva Longoria Bastón, Dual star Karen Gillan, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Am I OK? star Dakota Johnson, Alice star Keke Palmer and Lucy & Desi director Amy Poehler. Beyond Film events will range from artist talks to daily meetups and immersive experiences. Additional programming will include the daily talk show How to Fest: Daily; a solo performance by multiple Emmy–winning artist, Lynette Wallworth; a sneak peek at...