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.