Chulas Fronteras + Del Mero Corazón
DIRECTOR: LES BLANK
CHULAS FRONTERAS Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz / 1976 / 58 mins / DCP
DEL MERO CORAZÓN Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Guillermo Hernandez, & Chris Strachwitz / 1979 / 29 mins / DCP
Two celebratory films by Les Blank, that most warm, convivial, and richly human of American documentarians, both exploring the wealth of Mexican-Amerrican culture by focusing on the famed Norteño and Conjunto musicians of the Mexico- Texas borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) and Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart). Both films brim over with tender affection for their subjects, their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit that they show in the face of hardship; timely love letters, addressed with respect to a sorely tested people and their indomitable art.
An Argot Pictures release.
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