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Chulas Fronteras (1976)

"Chulas Fronteras" is a documentary about the music of the Mexican community on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, particularly of migrant farmers. It includes material about the roots ... See full summary »

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Les Blank
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramiro Cavazos Ramiro Cavazos ... Himself
Los Alegres De Teran Los Alegres De Teran
Los Pinguinos del Norte Los Pinguinos del Norte ... Themselves
Rumel Fuentes Rumel Fuentes ... Himself
Santiago Jimenez Santiago Jimenez ... Himself
Don Santiago Jiménez Don Santiago Jiménez ... Himself
Flaco Jiménez Flaco Jiménez
Narciso Martinez Narciso Martinez ... Himself
Lydia Mendoza Lydia Mendoza
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"Chulas Fronteras" is a documentary about the music of the Mexican community on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, particularly of migrant farmers. It includes material about the roots of the music, but devotes principal attention to the music as a form of social protest against oppression and racism. Written by George Schneiderman

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

30 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,548, 30 June 2019

Gross USA:

$5,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,021
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1993. See more »

Soundtracks

Muchachos Alegres
Written by Narciso Martinez
Performed by 'Narciso Martinez'
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Wonderful for fans of Mexican music and culture
6 June 2010 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

I've loved this movie and the music in it for many years. It's about the music culture of Northern Mexico and the southwest of the United States. Stars like Flaco Jiminez and Lydia Mendoza appear along with other Tex-Mex musicians. I loaned it to a Mexican/American friend who was in his early sixties and when he returned it he confessed that it made him cry, because it took him back to his childhood as a migrant worker and things he hadn't thought about for years. To me that is a high recommendation. Even if you don't like this kind of music you'll get a kick out of Los Alegres del Teran playing VOLVER without missing a note in a horse corral while riders jostle them. Great documentary.


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