Scott Ellis 4:30 a.m., Sept. 17
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
It is 1901, and two Texas cultures -- the Anglo and the Mexican -- live side by side in a state of tension and fear.
Gregorio Cortez (Edward Olmos), a young Mexican family man, shoots and kills a sheriff in self-defense. For the next 11 days, he eludes an inflamed posse of 600 Texas Rangers in a 450-mile chase across Texas.
His manhunt captures the nation's interest, and his eventual trial is tainted by the extreme emotions of the country. To some, Cortex becomes an instant folk-hero; to most others, however, he is considered a dangerous criminal. It takes 12 years to learn the truth.
Featuring a special appearance by Pepe Sema, actor.
- Cost: Free