Jeff Smith noon, May 28
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
MiraCosta College is proud to present The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez as part of the Latino Film Series, with special appearance by actor Pepe Sema.
The film stars Edward Olmos as a young Mexican family man who shoots and kills a sheriff in self defense. For the next 11 days, he eludes a posse of 600 Texas Rangers in a 450-mile chase. His manhunt captures the nation's interest, and his eventual trial is tainted by the extreme emotions of the country. To some, Cortez becomes an instant folk-hero; to most others, he is considered a dangerous criminal. It takes 12 years to learn the truth.
In room 2014. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Age limit: 18+
- When: Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free