Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Barbie and Ken Go Mexican Native! From 1964

The Longoria Affair! Local Screenings!

From: gus chavez <>
Subject: Free film showing of The Longoria Affair

Free film showing of The Longoria Affair starts this Friday, March 18, 201. CSU San Marcos, MESA College & USD.

Please review and share with all on your email list.  This historical film places into perspective many of the past and present issues as well as abuses encountered  by Latinos and Latinas in San Diego County.
Thanks to the work of a dedicated group of folks at three local institutions of higher education, film presentations will be held at Cal State University San Marcos on Friday, March 18, San Diego MESA College - Monday, March 21 and at the University of San Diego (USD) on Tuesday, March 22. Please know that film producer John Valadez will be present at each of the showings. Mr. Valadez has shown the film in many communities, colleges and universities across the nation.  Free admission to the film presentation. (There may be parking charges at each campus) Information regarding the film presentations and contacts at each site are in the attached documents.  Coordination at each site is being done by: north San Diego County - Dr. Arcela Nunez-Alvarez (CSU San Marcos), central San Diego - Dr. Alberto Pulido (USD) and Mike Ornelas (MESA College).

Latinos and Latinas, as well as the general public and students in particular, are fortunate to have three local opportunities to view a great film. Please join us.  Thank you.

Gus Chavez

Film Screening of The Longoria Affair, a film by John J. Valadez

Watching Adolfo Guzman Lopez Listen! MOVIE MIENTO

Another Chapter in the History of Caucasians in the American Imagination (or 'Imaginary,' for the Lacanians): KEN EDITION

Latina Stereotypes on Guanabee

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saving Private Perez

Short synopsis from IMDB: A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth

What does the War in Iraq have to do with the War on Drugs and Mexican narcos? A whole lot in this upcoming film, "Salvando al Soldado Perez" (a play on words of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan") with a trailer very much in the style of Robert Rodriguez. The best part of this trailer? The narrator's English pronunciation of Mexican actors' names.

Mextasy: Eyegiene!! At the University of Michigan! Tomorrow!

UPDATE 3.15.11

Just a quick note to thank Hannah Noel and all the other great graduate students and undergraduates who worked to make my visit to the University of Michigan a success--I am SO in your debt for your comments, questions, ideas, provocations, and assistance while there in Ann Arbor; thanks, also, to Matt and Rachael for that cool lunch at Ashley's and to Professor Amy Sara Carroll for her work on the my Spring 2011 Wolverine adventure! Here's a gift image of Dora, sent to me by Hannah Noel...

Original Posting 3.8.11

Other news on the Michigan lecture/Mextasy exhibit here....

Next week finds me journeying out to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan for a three-day residency--I will be delivering a lecture composed of parts of Eyegiene, my new book in preparation for the University of Texas Press; additionally (and more importantly), I will be hanging with graduate students (both critical theory-heads and MFAvatos y chicas) talking shop and sharing my West Coast-laced perspectives!   Some info on the chat is here at the Textmex Galleryblog and here, Comparative Literature, chez Wolverine-landia.  I am happy to report also, that MEXTASY, my traveling exhibit based on Tex[t]-Mex, will be joining me in Ann Arbor, MI as well.

the televisual subject... writ large

outing existential sabotage...
spike jonze

"The Music Scene" from Anthony Francisco Schepperd on Vimeo.
Official music video for Blockhead's 'The Music Scene'. An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead's 'The Music Scene.' Directimated by A.F.Schepperd; Commissioned by Ninjatune Records; Music by Blockhead

Assorted Images/Words for the Michigan Lecture!

Don't Peek....

ok, go ahead...

Ruth Gwily



link to more CHIKLE...


chris ware

Hunting "Illegals" From Helicopters in Kansas!