According to the official website for Filly Brown, the Sundance darling finally has a release date: April 26, 2013.

Gina Rodriguez who brings to life the title character has been the talk of independent film festivals for her "breakout" performance, as has Jenni Rivera, in her film debut, playing Filly's mom. Rivera died last month in a tragic plane crash.

Filly Brown follows the story of a young Latina on her way to hip-hop stardom who juggles deeply personal and family issues along the way.

Of the film, co-star Edward James Olmos says: "Filly Brown is made for a universal audience, but it could become the first major Latino breakthrough film to be embraced by the entire Latino community in full. It's a story that digs deeply into the family and into music ... two elements that Latinos love."

Filly Brown is directed by Mr. Olmos' son Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara, and also stars Lou Diamond Phillips and Khool Aid Rios. Bodie Olmos makes an appearance in the film, as does fellow Battlestar Galactica co-stars Jamie Bamber and his wife Kerry Norton. Mr. Olmos' son Mico Olmos serves a producer.

* updated release date

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