Chulas Fronteras (1976)
A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza. Video includes bonus feature, Del Mero Corazon. This film was selected by The Library Of Congress to be added to the National Film Registry list, of the 400 motion pictures to be preserved in perpetuity. Les’s later film, Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers also received this honor. DVD includes bonus footage and commentary.
Read a review of Chulas Fronteras by Robert Christgau and Carolla Dibbell
A film by Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz