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Film Series

¡Sí Se Puede! Pioneers of Chicano Cinema

 
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Mar 16—Mar 22, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The Chicano Movement that burgeoned in the 1960s gave rise not only to a wave of Mexican-American political activism, but to an entire cultural renaissance that empowered Chicano artists to tell their own stories. The path-breaking filmmakers who emerged in the 1970s and 80s represented onscreen, for the first time, a community hitherto ignored—or misrepresented—by mainstream media. Defying the odds, these directors created a counter-cinema that spoke to the unique experiences of Chicano life. Their films are chronicles both of struggle—against racism, economic exploitation, police abuse—and of a vibrant culture's history and traditions.


 
PAST EVENTS
Zoot suit
Film
Zoot Suit
 

The first Chicano film produced by a major studio is a politically charged musical.

Fri, Mar 16, 2018
 
 
La bamba
Film
La Bamba
 

Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Chicano rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens.

Sat, Mar 17, 2018
 
 
Selena
Film
Selena
 

Jennifer Lopez is luminous as the Tejano music icon.

Sat, Mar 17, 2018
 
 
Si se puede
Film
Chicano Movement Shorts Program
 

Empowering odes to Chicano culture and 1960s-70s political resistance.

Sun, Mar 18, 2018
 
 
El norte
Film
El Norte
 

A landmark of independent cinema and a profoundly moving look at the immigrant experience.

Sun, Mar 18, 2018
 
 
Roots of blood
Film
Roots of Blood + Agueda Martinez
 

A powerful portrayal of Mexican-Chicano workers' solidarity.

Sun, Mar 18, 2018
 
 
Please dont bury me
Film
Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
 

The very first Chicano feature ever made is a miracle of regional independent filmmaking.

Mon, Mar 19, 2018
 
 
Si Se Puede Chicano portillo program
Film
Lourdes Portillo Program
 

Innovative explorations of Latinx life from a feminist, activist point of view.

Tue, Mar 20, 2018
CURATOR'S CHOICE
 
 
Devil never sleeps
Film
The Devil Never Sleeps
 

A boldly original documentary murder mystery.

Tue, Mar 20, 2018
 
 
Yo Soy Chicano
Film
Cinco Vidas + Yo Soy Chicano
 

A celebration of the history, richness, and diversity of Chicano culture.

Wed, Mar 21, 2018
 
 
Chicana
Film
Sylvia Morales Program
 

Crucial looks at the important role of Chicana activists throughout history.

Wed, Mar 21, 2018
 
 
Mi familia
Film
Mi Familia
 

Gregory's Nava's novelistic epic traces three generations of a Chicano family.

Thu, Mar 22, 2018