2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Film Festival: Chicano Rock!

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  • Date: Sep 29th, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm

In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15th-Oct 15th), the Midwest Theater will screen two films that celebrate aspects of the Hispanic cultural heritage of our community.
This Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles screening is a part of our 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage film festival. Be sure to also see our screening of Book of Life showing: Friday Sept. 28th https://midwesttheater.com/wg_calendar/2nd-annual-hispanic-heritage-film-festival-book-of-life/
Every Audience member will receive a raffle ticket for a festival door prize that will be drawn at the end of the film. There will be a special performance and Q&A by Avid Dischord at both the beginning and ending of the film. This event is free thanks to the following sponsors: Nebraska Arts Counsel, Nebraska Cultural Endowment,  NET Television, Pahlke Law Group, The Pumpkin Patch at BE FARM, Avila’s Trucking, Ol├ęs Restaurant, West Nebraska Arts Center,  Zac and Cristina Karpf, Katie and Jeff Bradshaw, Steve Frederick and Maria Pineda, & Wade and Celestina Friedlan-Godinez.

Running Time: 1H

Cannibal and the Headhunters, Thee Midniters, The Premiers, The Romancers, Tierra, El Chicano. To some, the names of these bands from the 60s and 70s may not be immediately familiar. But their music speaks loud and clear. And to this day, generations continue to listen, dance and celebrate to their sounds. In contrast to other rock fans whose enthusiasms pass with each new hit parade, for Chicano audiences, songs from the 1960s are as alive as they were thirty years ago.