VISIONS OF AZTLÁN is a one-hour documentary that explores Chicano Art--a unique American art movement that flowered amid the confrontations and turbulent street demonstrations of the 1960s. Directed by veteran Chicano filmmaker Jesús Salvador Treviño, produced by Armando Acevedo and featuring original music by composer Germaine Franco, VISIONS OF AZTLÁN introduces us to a generation of Mexican-American artists who were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement to portray Mexican American life at a time when the community was largely invisible in the popular culture. Using the rich images of the artists’ work, along with interviews and historical footage, VISIONS OF AZTLÁN tells the story of Chicano artists who forbore the allure of conventional careers to render their community’s urgent struggles and aspirations for social justice and equality.
Location: AE England Auditorium, Civic Space. 424 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 8500.
Documentary. In English. No Spanish subtitles. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.