• Chulas fronteras

  • Chulas fronteras

  • Del mero corazón

Chulas fronteras

(Beautiful Borders)

Digital Restoration

In Conversation

Chulas fronteras . . . remains one of the purest documentations of Chicano life here in the US.

Felix Contreras, NPR

Inducted into the National Film Registry, Chulas fronteras showcases some of the most acclaimed and foundational Norteño musicians of the Texas–Mexico border, with legends such as Flaco Jiménez, Narciso Martínez, and Lydia Mendoza speaking on (and singing of) Tejano life, love, and passion. Whether in big-city dance halls, border-town cantinas, packed community centers, or intimate family gatherings, Les Blank’s camera insightfully seeks out not only the stars on stage, but also the “ordinary” people in the crowd, dancing and living along the “beautiful borders.”

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 58 mins
Source
  • Argot Pictures
Preceded By

Good Morning, Aztlán

Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, United States, 2011

An upbeat music video for the East Bay music group Los Cenzontles.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 4 mins
source
  • Maureen Gosling
Followed By

Del mero corazón
(Straight from the Heart)

Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz, Guillermo Hernandez, United States, 1979/2018

Released in 1979, Del mero corazón captures street murals and the burgeoning La Raza movement to underline the diversity of Chicano music and pride. Special appearances by Flaco Jiménez, accordionist Chavela Ortiz, and Little Joe y la Familia. 

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 29 mins
source
  • Argot Pictures

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