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MORENO VALLEY– BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ (1982)
October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmFree
MORENO VALLEY–Screening of Academy Film Archive Restoration DCP. 99 minutes.
Panelists: Film scholar Dr. Carlos Cortes, Edward James Olmos (schedules permitting).
Directed by Robert M. Young. Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Michael Hausman. Screenplay Victor Villasenor. Based on the book With His Pistol in His Hand by Americo Paredes.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Tom Bower, James Gammon, Brion James, Bruce McGill, Pepe Serna.
Challenging stereotypes that persist today, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez examines the nature of “foreignness” through the true story of Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican-American farmer accused in 1901 of murdering a Texas lawman. Edward James Olmos stars as the legendary Cortez who eludes a large-scale search for two weeks. A film that has never been released on DVD is now restored to the big screen for a new audience to rediscover.
FROM LATIN AMERICA TO HOLLYWOOD: LATINO FILM CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES 1967-2017 is a series of film screenings and filmmaker conversations, film restorations, online content, educational initiatives, and a publication exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century. This series is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.
This project was supported in part by California Humanities’ Humanities for All Project Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Project Grants, please visit our webpage here.