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Paul Espinosa needs our help.

The documentary filmmaker (The Lemon Grove Incident, The New Tijuana, In the Shadow of the Law), professor, activist and founding member of the Board for the San Diego Latino Film Festival, is holding the cinematic equivalent of a rent party to help raise funds for his latest project, Rising Souls, Singing Scorpions.

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Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez

The film is a portrait of musician Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez y Los Alacranes (The Scorpions), the group he formed in San Diego. According to Espinosa, "the film explores Chunky’s life from his rural, farm worker origins to his role in the Chicano movement and his influence on the folk music scene in California and beyond."

Produced and directed by Paul Espinosa and Mark Day, the project was recently awarded a Challenge Grant of $25,000 from the Leichtag Family Foundation in Carlsbad. There is one catch: in order to receive the grant, Espinosa and Day must raise a matching amount.

What better way to do it than by holding a tardeada at Barrio Logan Winery, 3030 Main Street, on Saturday, July 16 from 3 to 6 p. m.? In addition to personal appearances by Espinosa and Day, there will be food, a raffle, and silent auction accompanied by live music from Los Alacranes and AfroMestizo. Admission is $30 per person, and you are asked to RSVP at [email protected] or 760-224-3872.

To learn more about Paul Espinosa, read Diana Saenger's terrific profile piece.

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