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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

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  • Today, May 19

Director: Robert M. Young Run Time: 106 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1982

Starring: Brion James, Bruce McGill, Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower

Screenwriters: Victor Villaseñor, Robert M. Young

Producers: Moctesuma Esparza, Michael Hausman

Vidiots welcomes film icon and award-winning actor Edward James Olmos for a special double feature of highlights from his impressive and expansive 50-year career. Post film conversation moderated by Board Member Claudia Puig.

Olmos shines as folk hero Gregorio Cortez in the powerful revisionist western The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. Forced to run from Texas Rangers after a heated misunderstanding leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts in 2016.

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