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Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon

November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

A double feature:

Chulas Fronteras is a complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Los Alegres de Teran, Flaco Jimenez, and Lydia Mendoza. Chulas Fronteras was selected by The Library of Congress to be added to the National Film Registry list, among the 400 motion pictures to be preserved in perpetuity.

Director: Les Blank
Featuring: Ramiro Cavazos, Los Alegres De Teran, and Los Pinguinos del Norte
Running Time: 58 min.

Del Mero Corazon is a lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more.

Film by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Guillermo Hernandez, and Chris Strachwitz
Featuring: Ramiro Cavazos, Los Alegres De Teran, and Los Pinguinos del Norte
Running Time: 29 min.

Quotes from the critics:

“Remains one of the purest documentations of Chicano life here in the U.S.”
–      Felix Contreras, Mexican Music Then and Now, NPR
 
“Chulas Fronteras, un testimonio de la cultura chicana y su musica”
–      ­Gisela Orozco, Chicago Tribune
 
“It’s now also an urgent reminder to Latinos nationwide that the traditions of our past can never be erased, appropriated or walled off without a fight.”
–      Ben Kenisberg, The New York Times

$13

Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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