Austin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Top