Screening: "Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! / ¡Por Favor, No Me Entierren Vivo!"
Efraín Gutiérrez’s landmark independent feature, added in 2015 to the National Film Registry, offers an in-depth look at 1970s-era South Texas Chicano culture. Its central character questions his place in a society that undervalues Latinos while so many Latinos are being killed in the Vietnam War. A historic and influential hit in regional theaters, the film was thought lost before its restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This virtual screening will be followed by a live Q&A with filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez and independent filmmaker Cristina Ibarra. The conversation will be moderated by Colin Gunckel, associate professor of American culture at the University of Michigan and former CSRC arts project coordinator. This event is co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the CSRC.
Funding for this screening is provided by Los Tigres del Norte Fund at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program
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Free to the public.