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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

A revisionist western set in turn-of-the-last-century Texas, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez gives Edward James Olmos a career part in the title role, a Mexican-American farm worker who goes on the run after he’s slapped with an unfair murder charge, trailing six hundred Texas Rangers behind him. A low-key and low-budget frontier epic told with total life-marred historical veracity, Young’s film breathes life into a legendary episode of immigrant resistance to nativist bullying.

New York: Sept. 18 at the Metrograph.

Earlier Event: September 17
Cine Mexico Now
Later Event: September 19
Cinema Novo