Film Screening: Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)
Date: Thu. September 05, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
Program: Hispanic Heritage Month
About this event:
The proud Mexican tradition of corrido music — captured in the performances of the Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte and the late Chalino Sanchez — provides both heartbeat and backbone to this rich examination of songs, drugs and dreams along the U.S./Mexico border.
Al Otro Lado follows Magdiel, an aspiring corrido composer from the drug capital of
Mexico, as he faces two difficult choices to better his life: to traffic drugs or to cross the border illegally into the United States. An Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).