LALO GUERRERO The Original Chicano
a television documentary


FILM FESTIVALS

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2006

Puro Mexicano Tucson Film Festival 2006
Opening Film

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara 2007
Guadalajara, Mexico

Primer Festival de Cine Chicano en Mexico 2007
Mexico DF, Mexico
Opening Film

Turks & Caicos International Film Festival 2007
Caribbean premiere

International Latino Film Festival San Francisco 2007

Festival Internacional de Cine de la Frontera 2008
Cuidad Juarez, Mexico

Awards

Turks & Caicos International Film Festival 2007
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Song

Imagen Awards 2007
Best Documentary

Alma Awards 2007
Outstanding Made for TV Documentary Nomination

Cine Golden Eagle Awards 2006
Best Open for a Documentary

cThe career and songbook of the legendary “Father of Chicano Music” guide the viewer through seven decades of Mexican-American/Chicano history from Repatriation, the Zoot Suit riots and the UFW to the minifalda/mini-skirt and Chicano pride and prejudice. Guerrero captured it all in a dazzling array of musical genres including rancheras, boogie, tropical, norteño, cha-chas, mambos and beautiful boleros. Rare photographs, historic footage and music performances bring this eclectic tapestry to life.

Lalo Guerrero tells his own story on camera as no one else could, with warmth and humor. Artists and activists influenced by the late Chicano icon share  personal stories. Ry Cooder, Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza) UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta, Los Lobos’ Louie Perez and David Hidalgo, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt and Luis Valdez provide unique insight about the music pioneer.

Produced by DAN GUERRERO & NANCY DE LOS SANTOS
Written by NANCY DE LOS SANTOS & DAN GUERRERO
Original Score JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ
Music Consultant MARK GUERRERO
Edited by DANIEL MARTINEZ & ADRIAN SALINAS

This documentary was made possible by the generous support of
The Material World Charitable Foundation
Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation
Castellano Family Foundation
and Latino Public Broadcasting

Original Chicano Productions
All rights reserved 2006

 

"Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" DVD/CD
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