MiraCosta College Presents Film ‘The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez’

MiraCosta College is proud to present “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez’ as part of the Latino Film Series with special appearance by actor Pepe Sema. This free screening will be held on Friday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the San Elijo campus


The film stars Edward Olmos as a young Mexican family man who 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, Cortez becomes an instant folk-hero; to most others, however, he is considered a very dangerous criminal. It takes 12 years to learn the truth.


MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus is located at 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007. The event will be held in room 2014. Free parking is available in any student lot. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Montes at lmontes@miracosta.edu or call 760.944.449 x7782.


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