Zoot Suit

Zoot Suit

DVD - 2003
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Lawyers seek justice for a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to prison. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940's Los Angeles
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, c2003
ISBN: 9780783276762
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 025192261725


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Jan 08, 2017

Regarded as (one of) the best Chicano films ever, Zoot Suit is a historical counter-statement against wartime racism, an allegory of Chicano cultural resistance, and a powerful artistic statement. It's inimitable rendering also captures the evolution and transformation of the magical Chicano teatro movement of the 60's-70's into cinema. Rhetorically, the film captures the underground Chicano language of the pachuco, de aquellas, mas firme que wow, y a toda madre buti suave. Transformed my outlook on Chicano artistic capacities and potentials when I saw this as a teenager.


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