[12/18] Preview: Mi Vida Loca screening at The North Door

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the ND invites moviegoers to their weekly Free Film Tuesday’s event. This week classic 90’s style lowriders, pompadours, and Chicano gangsters working the streets of their barrios are in store for your Tuesday night.

Free and Queer cinema presents Mi Vida Loca, along with contests, prizes, and props. A compilation of different, classic, and personal favorite movies are selected by Beth Schindler, the curator of Free and Queer. This week Beth is accompanied with a special host Claudia Zapata, who has put together the screening of Mi Vida Loca. Claudia Zapata is a member of Puro Chingon Art Collective and the cofounder of ChingoZine. ChingoZine is a Latino art zine (art magazine).Free and Queer is having many goodies in store from free Shiner Bock for the first 20 moviegoers, free signed ChingoZines for the first 10 people, a mixture of Chicano music, and prizes. Everyone will receive a Chicano vocabulary list, props, and other surprises. Be sure to stick around till the end for the trivia contest, which include ChingoZine tees, buttons, and stickers as prizes. In addition to the film and games, music ranging from Chicano classics, cumbias, ballads, norteño, and psychedelic funk will be played after the trivia contest.

Director Allison Anders captures the LA streets of Echo Park (Echo Parque) where Latinos run the streets. Mi Vida Loca chronicles the lives of several Chicanas that define the hardships of being a ruca and mother while at the same time being respected. The stories are told in different vignettes where love, drugs, and death seem to fill the streets of Echo Park.

The ND is located at 501 Brushy St., next to the IH-35 frontage road. The building is located on the corner of the road. Doors open at 7 p.m and the film starts at 8:00 p.m. Don’t forget to arrive early for free Shiner Bock and free signed ChingoZines. For more information on the event be sure to checkout the Facebook Event and the ND‘s website. Below is the schedule and trailer of Mi Vida Loca

Check out the schedule:

7:00-8:00 p.m.: Pre-show shorts by Claudia Zapata

8:00-9:30 p.m.: Mi Vida Loca Screening

9:30-10:00 p.m.:  Trivia Contest

10:00-12:00 a.m: Music by Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi cofounder of ChingoZine and member of Puro Chingon Art Collective

Alyssa Morin

Alyssa Morin is an aspiring broadcast journalist and the vice president of the U.T. Hispanic Journalist organization. Morin is an entertainment beat writer for Red River Noise and Austin Vida.

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