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2011-01-13

Arts center film series highlights Mexicanos in Texas

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, in conjunction with KLRN will present a special premiere of “Children of the Revolución,” beginning at 6:30 pm, Friday, Jan. 14, at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street, in San Antonio.
The film series reveals the untold story of the Mexicano in Texas. Bud Light is underwriting the cost of the premier. There will be no charge to attend the premier and cerveza y taquitos will be served.
Beginning 100 years ago, thousands of families fled Mexico and came to Texas to escape the revolution that left their motherland in chaos. Some of Mexico’s most talented families settled in San Antonio and never went back to their native country. This exodus jumpstarted today’s Latinization of Texas and the American Southwest.
Every Thursday night on KLRN, the “Children of the Revolución” tell the stories of their ancestors who risked everyting to make this journey, helping to make America stronger, prouder and better.
San Antonio and South Texas Latinos such as Henry Cisneros, Alex Briseno, Ricardo Romo, John Phillip Santos, Virgil Elizondo, Charles Barrett and many others will be tell their family stories of their ancestors life and Mexico, their escape to Texas and the final decision to stay in this country to contribute to their new country.
The series was produced and directed by Lionel Sosa, assisted by Jesus Ramirez for KLRN. The duo assembled a crew of talented local cinematographers, musicians, editors and storytellers to create a series that will uncover the little known stories about the families who helped develop the rich cultural fabric of San Antonio City.
The KLRN broadcast schedule includes:
• Ricardo Romo, Sept. 16
• Henry and Elvira Cisneros, Sept. 23
• Dr. Robert Treviño, Sept. 30
• Charles Barrett, Oct.
To purchase a DVD of “Children of the Revolución”, call 210-270-9000. For more information, visit www.klrn.org.