Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders)
Directed by Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz (1976)
USA, 1976, 58 min, DCP - 4K restorations, in English & Spanish with English subtitles
28 de junio al 4 de julio de 2019
7 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
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.
- Screening with Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart)
- Maureen Gosling & Harrod Blank in person Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29!--
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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.