- Chicano Rock, the story of young Mexican-Americans who expressed the unique identity of the California Chicano experience through music, will be presented byMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 17 7:58 AMView Source
"Chicano Rock," the story of young Mexican-Americans who expressed the unique identity of the California Chicano experience through music, will be presented by the film's Emmy Award-winning director and producer, Jon Wilkman at Saturday's (March 23) Lummis Day Film Night. The event begins at 7pm at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Avenue 57.Narrated by Edward James Olmos, "Chicano Rock" features the music and the stories of Ritchie Valens, Lalo Guererro, Cannibal and the Headhunters, El Chicano, Tierra, Los Lobos and other musicians who created a music tradition that continues to exert a powerful creative influence on new generations of artists and audiences.The Lummis Day Film Night is a benefit for the Lummis Day Festival.
Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased via Paypal at www.LummisDay.org, at the door, or at local businesses Antigua Coffee House, 3400 North Figueroa Street and Galco's Old World Grocery, 5702 York Boulevard. All proceeds will help support the 8th annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, a free event which takes place June 2. For more information, call 818-535-9178.
In addition to the screening of "Chicano Rock" filmmaker and KPFK "Pocho Hour of Power" personality Patrick Perez will screen excerpts from his new comedy, "Lola's Love Shack" and will discuss the process of independent filmmaking.
posted by Eliot Sekuler