CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: A Strike and an Uprising (In Texas)
A Strike and an Uprising (In Texas), a film by Anne Lewis
The film will be preceded by the short film HAKLA (STAMMER) directed by Tania Romero.
Two Screenings, with directors Anne Lewis and Tania Romero in attendance!
CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.
About the feature: A STRIKE AND AN UPRISING (IN TEXAS)
In 1938, Emma Tenayuca led ten thousand San Antonio pecan shellers in a massive walk out. While the pecan shellers’ strike is recognized by many as the birth of the Chicano movement, it is shrouded in myth and denial about its iconic communist leader. In 1987, workers organized a march of 3,000 through the streets of Nacogdoches — a largely unknown epiphany for black women in Texas. A STRIKE AND AN UPRISING (IN TEXAS) explores both events, using the methods of oral history including myth and humor, and relates these stories strongly to contemporary ideas and events including the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT Austin. The resulting experimental documentary recovers stories of working people in Texas and demonstrates the power of labor and liberation. A STRIKE AND AN UPRISING (IN TEXAS) is the winner of the Hecho en Tejas Audience Award at the 21st Cine Las Americas International Film Festival.
About the short: HAKLA (STAMMER)
After the death of his mother, Isvara (“Ish”) finds that dancing offers him a way to self-express and connect with others, including his stern father. This Bolly-Latino fusion film was shot entirely in Austin, Texas with the participation of local non-actors and dancers in the community. Actor-dancer Prayas Vats makes his acting debut working alongside California-based actor Puneet. HAKLA (STAMMER) is the winner of the Hecho en Tejas Texas Archive of the Moving Image Jury Award at the 21st Cine Las Americas International Film Festival.