CHULAS FRONTERAS


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Event:
CHULAS FRONTERAS
Date:
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
The City Library
Address:
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210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz
58 min | 1976 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English & Spanish with Spanish & English Subtitles.

Post Film Q&A with documentary filmmaker Chris Simon, Maureen Gosling, the film’s assistant editor, and musica Norteña band Rio Bravo Conjunto Los Castillos. The band will be playing songs from 6:30-7:00 and an additional number after the screening.

Newly restored in 4k, Chulas Fronteras is a joyous introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From lively dance tunes to soulful, political work songs, musica Norteña fuses traditional Mexican harmonies with central European dancehall rhythms and a little something extra. This 1976 film 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.