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Film Series: Zoot Suit

Center For The History Of The New America
Room 2102, Shoemaker Building
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Zoot Suit

Discussion by Professor Sharada Balachandran Orihuela (English)
 

Synopsis: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to San Quentin without substantial evidence for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon. As part of the defense committee, Alice Bloomfield and George Shearer fight the blatant miscarriage of justice for the freedom of Henry and his friends.

Please join us in watching these excellent films centered on the experience of migration and migrants - all are free and open to the public. Professors will lead short discussions about the films, and food and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit Center For The History Of The New America.