Archive for May 13th, 2010

Saturday in Del Paso: Boulevard Nights

Cult low rider flick Boulevard Nights will screen this Saturday as part of the Vida do Oro Latino Folk Festival in Del Paso.  The Festival will run from 1PM to 7Pm, and will spotlight Latino artists and artisans, such as Felipe Davalos, illustrator and expert in pre-Columbian art, photographer Julia Marin , artisan Guillermina Mina Perez, artist Carlos Irigoyen, and documentarian Hector Navejas. Also on hand will be a host of performers including local Aztec dance troupe Miktlantekuhtli Azteca,  vocal group Rondalla de Guadalupe, award-winning folk dancers Folklorico Latino de Woodland, singer Carlos Lastra, mother-daughter mariachi specialists Cecilia and Rosie Marin and
James Barrera, Trick Roper & Whip Master.    Centered at the intersection of Del Paso Blvd and Forrest Street, the festival is free of charge and open to the public.

The highlight of the day may well be a screening of Boulevard Nights, a 1979 film that depicted barrio life in LA.  While not critically successful at the time of release, the movie has garnered a following for its portrayal of the Mexican immigrant culture of the seventies.  Three stars of the film, Richard Yniguez, Robert Covarrubias,  and Daniel Zacapa, will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience at the screening.  Boulevard Nights will show at 6PM, may 15 at the Masonic Temple/Acacia Hall at 2354 Forrest Street.  Admission is $3 with all proceeds going to charity.