International Film Series Hosts Cheech Marin Film Screening

“Born in East L.A.” will show Oct. 2 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

The Texas Tech University International Film Series and Hispanic Scholarship Fund will host a screening of “Born in East L.A.,” a film directed by and starring Cheech Marin, at 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2).

The screening precedes Marin’s Oct. 3 visit to Texas Tech as part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series (PLPS).

“We are so pleased to have a performer of Mr. Marin’s stature coming to Texas Tech as part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series,” said Robert Peaslee, coordinator of the International Film Series. “Although his visit is focused on his work with Chicano art, we thought it fitting to partner with PLPS and honor Mr. Marin with a repertory screening of his underappreciated work as a director.”

The 1987 comedy will show at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, located at North Slide Road and Loop 289. The film was awarded Best Production Design and Best Screenplay at the 1987 Havana International Film Festival and discusses the effect stereotypes have on people’s lives.

Seats can be reserved at the Alamo Drafthouse website and cost $5, which is exchanged for a food and drink voucher available at the theater.

The Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute of Hispanic and International Communication sponsor the International Film Series, which provides regular screenings of international and independent films to the Texas Tech campus and Lubbock community.

For more information about the series, visit its Facebook page.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or