[3/26] Preview: The Puro Chingon Social Club presents ‘Selena’ at The North Door

The North Door invites movie-goers to their weekly Free Film Tuesdays event. On March 26, the Puro Chingon Social Club and Free & Queer Cinema are teaming up to screen the film that kick-started JLO’s career- Selena.

The Puro Chingon Social Club is a relatively new addition to the North Door’s Free Film Tuesday family. The club was formed by the Puro Chingon Collective, an Austin Art Collective that works in specializing on zines, interactive theater, and public art interactions. They’ve recently created a ChingoZine, which is an art zine that promotes aspiring Latino artists.

This month’s screening of Selena is special. Mar. 31 will mark 18 years of Selena Quintanilla’s passing, which is why The Puro Chingon Social Club and Free & Queer Cinema  are turning this event into a celebration. There’s going to be a Selena music set playing her greatest hits while mix CD’s will be handed out. Best of all, there will be a Selena costume contest!

The film spans the life of Selena Quintanilla-Perez from her family upbringings, her soaring musical career in the Tejano genre and her tragic death. Selena was a Texas native that ultimately broke through the gender barriers in an industry overpowered by men. She became a culture icon, especially in the Latino community. Her legacy lives on through her music and 1997 biopic played by Jennifer Lopez.

The North Door is located at 501 Brushy St., next to the IH-35 frontage road. The building is located on the corner of the road. The screening will take place at the main stage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover. Beverages are sold to 21+ attendees. For more updates on the event visit their Facebook event page or The North Door’s website. For more information about Puro Chingon Collective visit their website. Check out the schedule and trailer below:


7:30-8:30 p.m: Selena Music Set (Greatest hits will be playing)

8:30-10:30 p.m: Selena Screening

10:30 p.m.: Trivia and Selena Pride Costume Contest

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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