Chulas Fronteras with Del Mero Corazón

Les Blank, US, 1976, 58 min.

8/9/2019 | 7:00 PM


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Join us prior to this screening at 6pm for Lightbox’s Back Porch Beer Garden! 

A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteno musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza. Selected for The Library Of Congress, National Film Registry of motion pictures, to be preserved in perpetuity.

Preceeded by:
Del Mero Corazón (Straight From the Heart)
Maureen Gosling, Les Blank, Guillermo Hernández & Chris Strachwitz , 1979, 28 min.
A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition, constructed from outtakes from Chulas Fronteras and brought to life by long time collaborator of Les Blank’s, Maureen Gosling.

Celebrate summer on the outdoor balcony at the rear of our Ibrahim Theater with an exciting beer garden-style event! We welcome audience members to join us for a pre-screening reception with beer, live DJs, and conversation in a breezy, sunny spot overlooking Innovation Plaza in University City. Admission and drinks are free with the purchase of a film ticket.

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