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Saturday Movie Matinee: Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon: roots of Tex-Mex music. 116 mins. col.
September 22, 2012
Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon [videorecording] : roots of Tex-Mex music / two films by Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz.
Chulas fronteras (58 min., 1976) features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. Del mero corazon (28 min., 1979) is a lyrical journey through the musings of the heart in the Mexican-American Nortena music tradition. Various performers are shown in dancehalls and cantinas, presenting songs of passion and death, hurt and humor, and the pleasures and torn dreams of love.
1. Chulas Fronteras (58 min.) -- 2. Del Mero Corazón (28 min.) -- 3. Lost and found bonus footage (30 min.)
In Spanish and English with English and Spanish subtitles.