CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders) & DEL MERO CORAZON
September 26 only
New 4K Restoration!
Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz and
Harrod Blank IN PERSON!
“The best visual record Tex-Mex & Norteña Music – Ry Cooder
Chulas Fronteras is a zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From joyous, lively dance tunes to soulful, political work songs, musica Norteña fuses traditional Mexican harmonies with central European 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.
A Film by Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz. Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, Narciso Martínez, Santiago Jiménez, Rumel Fuentes, Don Santiago Jiménez, Los Pingüinos del Norte, Ramiro Cavazos. Digital Intermediate Executive Producer: Harrod Blank
Post Production Supervisor & Digital Intermediate Editor: Anthony Matt Offline Producer, Editor and Subtitles: Maureen Gosling. USA, 1976, 58 min, DCP – 4K restorations, in English & Spanish with English subtitles.
Preceded by short:
Del Mero Corazon (Straight from the Heart) is a lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Featuring: Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela & Brown Express, Andrés Berlanga, Ricardo Mejîa, Conjunto Tamaulîpas. 28 mins.