Film

Zoot Suit

 
 
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 103min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
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+  Q&A with director Luis Valdez
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Luis Valdez | 1981

With Edward James Olmos, Daniel Valdez, Tyne Daly

Trailblazing writer-director Luis Valdez's stage musical was the first by a Mexican-American to bow on Broadway, and his film adaptation was the first to be produced by a major studio. It's a brash, politically charged retelling of the 1940s Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots—in which a band of Chicano youths were wrongly accused of murder, setting off a wave of anti-Mexican violence—that illuminates a decisive moment in Chicano history with dazzling invention.

Post-screening Discussion
Q&A with director Luis Valdez

 
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