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A Great talk with Luis Valdez in a cool theater. Afterwards, delicious food and drink, great people hanging out in a comfortable environment, and the chance to meet one of your heroes – all for free.
We are describing a special program to be presented by Zócalo on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. The Zócalo forum is an incubator for magic. We have seen some inspirational, shocking, and hurt-your-sides funny talks that will stay with us forever.
Luis Valdez is one of the most important Chicano artists alive today. What’s more, he will be speaking at the 30th anniversary of the premiere of his landmark film, “Zoot Suit.” The talk will be moderated by Oscar Garza, Editor-in-Chief, Tu Ciudad Magazine.
Reserve a seat ASAP by CLICKING HERE. Try to get to the theater doors about a half hour early (trust us on this one; your RSVP doesn’t guarantee a seat).
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
More about Luis Valdez and Zoot Suit from the Zócalo website:
Thirty years ago, the Mark Taper Forum presented the world premiere of “Zoot Suit,” a musical about a dark chapter in 1940s L.A. Written and directed by Luis Valdez of El Teatro Campesino, the groundbreaking production marked the first time a major American theater had explored the Mexican-American experience. The Taper was rewarded with record-breaking crowds, including many Mexican-Americans who were setting foot on the Music Center grounds for the first time. The play went on to a brief run on Broadway, and then was filmed for a theatrical release. Valdez went on to direct the highly successful “La Bamba” (1987), which showed Hollywood that there was an audience for Latino stories.
For more information about this and upcoming events, visit Zocalo.org