Lalo Guerrero: Original Chicano

The 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 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

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