Gringo Rojo / Red Gringo

A film by Miguel Ángel Vidaurre

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This feature was preceded by the short film Tengo Talento (Dance with Your Heart)


Gringo Rojo


Chile, Documentary, 2016
68 min, Color/Black & White
Spanish, English, French with English subtitles

Reminiscent of WAITING FOR SUGARMAN, GRINGO ROJO follows Dean Reed, a North American singer who became a massive pop idol during the 1950s and 1960s in Chile and the Americas. There, he went through a surprising and unlikely political transformation that earned him the title of “Red Elvis.”

Regional Premiere


Miguel Ángel VidaurreMiguel Angel Vidaurre was born in 1969 in Santiago, Chile. He studied Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University and Theory and Art History at the Universidad de Chile. Vidaurre made three films around the fantastic genre: CORAZON SECRETO, OSCURO/ILUMINADO and LIMBUS. In 2012, he released his first documentary, MARKER 72 on the visit of the documentary filmmaker Chris Marker to Chile in 1972. He is currently in the research stages for the documentary series THE CHILDREN OF THE FUHRER, which explores the Nazi presence in Chile.



Producer: Paulina Obando
Production Companies: Factoría Espectra
Screenwriter: Miguel Ángel Vidaurre
Cinematographer: Vicente Mayo, Tomás Yovane
Editor: Paulina Obando
Sound Design: Felipe Vasquez
Music: Dean Reed

Print Source: Marta Sanchez – Pragda,