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Date(s) - 09/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Me llamaban King Tiger  film poster

Follow the story of the emblematic Chicano leader, Reies López Tijerina (King Tiger), after the assault on the Tierra Amarilla court in June 1967.

In June of 1967, the court of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader Reies López Tijerina. The outcome of such bold action was the largest manhunt in the recent history of the United States. This documentary uncovers the story of the assault and aftermath, exploring whether violence can be used to create fairness, and discovering more about the life of a man who is spoken of as a saint.

Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in Spanish with English subtitles. This evening’s program includes a film screening and video chat Q&A with filmmaker Ángel Estrada and guest moderator, Cine Las Americas Festival Director, Jean Anne Lauer.  Q&A will be translated by Joan Tuttle Vargas. Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception.

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