AFS: Les Blank Tribute: Chulas Fronteras

Austin Film Society presents: Chulas Fronteras, directed by Les Blank

USA, 1976
Documentary/Music, 58 min, Black & White/Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

With special musical guest Flaco Jiménez and filmmaker/artist Harrod Blank, the son of Les Blank, in person.

Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 3:00 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

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CLA Members receive $2 off admission of tickets purchased at the box office; members will receive additional info on presale discounts via email.

Synopsis
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 BearDesign Build Adventure and LAND, the screening is the culmination of an 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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