December 14, 2008
9:00 pmto11:00 pm
December 15, 2008 12:00 amtoDecember 16, 2008 1:00 am
December 20, 2008 11:00 pmtoDecember 21, 2008 1:00 am

Chicano Rock muralIf you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego, be sure to catch the California Documentary Project film “Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles” on your local public television station — and tell us what you think. The film chronicles the lively, little-known story of how young Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles and nearby barrios — caught between two cultures and not fully accepted in either — found their identity by creating a new musical form — a blend of white rock, black soul and Latin rhythms. Far more than a local or Chicano story, the experience is all-American, a reflection and inspiration to all hyphenates in their journey to becoming Americans.

KCET (Los Angeles): Sunday, December 14 at 9 pm
KPBS (San Diego): Monday, Dec 15 at 11 pm
KQED (San Francisco): Saturday, Dec 20 at 11 pm

To find out more about the film, read an interview with “Chicano Rock” director Jon Wilkman.

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