Film Screening: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Program Type:Arts, Movies & Performances
Forced to run from the Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days. Producer-star Edward James Olmos, seeking to shed new light on a historical incident that had been enshrined in a corrido (folk song), enlisted director Robert M. Young, a longtime practitioner of socially engaged realism, to helm this trailblazing independent film, a landmark of Chicano cinema.
Runtime: 1h 45m
This program is brought to you by the generous support of the Friends of the Ferguson Library.