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Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazon – with Filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Strachwitz

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Sep 28 2019
Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazon – with Filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Strachwitz

A zesty introduction to Norteña music and Texas-Mexican border culture

In person: filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Strachwitz

From revered filmmaker Les Blank and El Cerrito-based Arhoolie Records’ Chris Strachwitz (This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, MVFF 2014), Chulas Fronteras (Beloved Borders), is a zesty introduction to Norteña music and the culture that exists along the Texas-Mexican border.

The music is a fusion of traditional Mexican harmonies, German dancehall rhythms, and a little something extra. From soulful, lively dance tunes to political work songs, música Norteña has evolved since the turn of the 20th century into a unique Mexican-American hybrid.

Blank links the music’s spirit and vitality to the strong family bonds of Tejanos. The plight of migrant workers adds a sobering backbeat to this joyous film.

Featuring: Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, Narciso Martínez, Santiago Jiménez, Rumel Fuentes, Don Santiago Jiménez, Los Pingüinos del Norte, Ramiro Cavazos.

Directors: Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz. Assistant Editor: Maureen Gosling.

ADMISSION INFO

General  –  $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.50
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.50

CFI Members  –  $7 (no service fee for tickets purchased online)

Contact: 415-454-1222

Email: rafaeltheater@cafilm.org

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Additional time info:

4:15 pm

VIDEOS

  • CHULAS FRONTERAS - TRAILER

LOCATION

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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