Proyector presents a program that explores Chicano/Lowrider culture in the Bronx and in Japan that bring new perspectives to the symbolic construction of identity and to cultural crossover. The program includes two shorts and a feature film, Firmes. Lowrider crew members will join Mexican filmmaker duo Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda in a conversation about cultivating inclusive communities and their process in documenting identity.
Firmes, 2013, USA / Mexico
Firmes chronicles the hardships and triumphs faced by a tight-knit group of Mexican Lowriders fighting for survival in the Bronx. United by their love for art, culture and Mexican traditions, they’ve formed strong bonds bringing the Chicano Lowrider style from the west coast to the streets of New York.