Flamin' Hot is the inspiring story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin' Hot Cheetos into a snack that became a global pop culture phenomenon and disrupted the food industry.
Director Eva Longoria will be presented with the Discovery Director Award. An In Conversation event with Longoria immediately follows the screening.
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Eva Longoria has cemented herself as an industry staple. Known for her work both in front of and behind the camera, Longoria was named by Variety as one of their most anticipated directors of 2023 for Flamin' Hot, her feature directorial debut. Her acting credits include Desperate Housewives, Grand Hotel, BoJack Horseman, Empire, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.