‘The Head of Joaquin Murrieta’ director to attend ACC screening

PosterJoaquinMurrietaScreeningAustin Community College’s Social & Behavioral Sciences Divison invites the college and community to a special screening of the film “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta: Lynching, Legends & Love in the Wild West” followed by a question-and-answer session with award-winning filmmaker John J. Valadez Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Room 8500 (3401 Webberville Rd.).

The event is free and open to the public.

The part-documentary, part-fictional film chronicles the decade-long journey of Valadez as he searches for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw.

“We explore fact and myth of Latino history as we travel cross-country with Valadez,” says Cam Addis, ACC professor of history. “This film highlights the long-ignored reality of the lynching of Mexican Americans in the Southwest.”

In addition to Social & Behavioral Sciences, the event is co-sponsored by ACC’s Mexican-American/Chicano Studies & Latino/Latin American Studies Center.

For more information contact Cameron Addis at 512-223-0175 or caddis@austincc.edu.

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