CineCulture screens classic Chicano film ‘The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez’

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

CineCulture will hold a free screening of the classic film ‘The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez’ at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 20 in the Peters Education Center Auditorium next to the Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building.  Fresno State professors Dr. Robert Maldonado and Dr. Adán Ávalos will lead a discussion following the screening.

After a heated misunderstanding leading to the death of one of their own, Mexican-American farmer Gregorio Cortez is forced to flee from Texas rangers and evades a massive manhunt on horseback. Edward James Olmos is the film’s producer and lead actor. He and director Robert M. Young created this classic of Chicano cinema and shed a new light on a historical event that had been enshrined in a folk song.

Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays with no permit necessary in lots P3 or P2. Sponsored by the Center for Creativity and the Arts and Arte Américas.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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