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Special Event

Les Blank Tribute: CHULAS FRONTERAS

Directed by Les Blank

USA, 1976, 58min, DCP

Special Event

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Sun, Dec 16

Join us for a special screening of Les Blank’s 1976 documentary CHULAS FRONTERAS with special musical guest Flaco Jiménez and filmmaker/artist Harrod Blank, the son of Les Blank, in person.

Les Blank’s 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 Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza. This film was selected by The Library Of Congress to be added to the National Film Registry list.

Presented in collaboration with The Bear, Design Build Adventure and LAND, the screening is the culmination of their annual weekend-long celebration of artist Butch Anthony and filmmaker Les Blank. Austin musicians Up Around the Sun will play in the lobby before the screening and art work by Butch Anthony and Tim Kerr will be on display. Don’t miss this unique, “only in Austin” event!

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