Amor chicano es para siempre / Chicano Love is Forever

A film by Efraín Gutiérrez

USA, Drama, 1977
101 min, 16mm, Color

Director Efraín Gutiérrez in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Set in the barrios of the west side of San Antonio, AMOR CHICANO ES PARA SIEMPRE portrays the relationship of a young married couple as the husband struggles to work full time at a gas station and take classes at Trinity University. Balancing work, college, and marriage, they clash as the husband’s machismo and self-sacrifice is pitted against the wife’s desire for agency and companionship. The film is the second of three low-budget feature films produced and directed by Gutiérrez in the 1970s.


Producer: Efraín Gutiérrez
Production Companies: Chicano Arts Enterprises
Screenwriter: Sabino Garza
Cinematographer: David Pena
Editor: Efraín Gutiérrez
Music: Henry Balderrama
Cast: Efraín Gutiérrez, Tina González, Carolina Villalogin, Henry Baldarama

Print Source: 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive