During this event we will show special clips of the about-to-be released movie Chulas Fronteras at the Metrograph directed by Les Blank. In this event, we will count with the presence of Maureen Gosling, who is a documentary filmmaker for more than thirty years, and has been collaborating with acclaimed independent director Les Blank.
Movie description: A zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From joyous, lively dance tunes to soulful, political work songs, Norteña music fuses traditional Mexican harmonies with German dancehall rhythms and a little something extra. Newly restored in 4k, Chulas Fronteras celebrates the famed Mexican-American musicians of the borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, the strong family bonds of Tejanos, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Blank & Strachwitz’s film brims with tender affection for its subjects, the vitality of their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit they show in the face of hardship.
Featuring: Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, and many others.
Movie screening will be held at The Metrograph, June 28th til July 4th.
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