ZOOT SUIT Director Luis Valdez to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Mexican-American Film & TV Festival

The Mexican-American Film & Television Festival is dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Mexican-Americans in the United States. We believe that film and television are powerful mediums for telling our stories and sharing our experiences with the world.

The 2nd Edition of the Mexican-American Film & Television Festival will be recognizing the work of the Godfather of Chicano theatre, and film director Luis Valdez (La Bamba) who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year marks the 40 anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots, and Valdez’s film on the incidents that lead up to the riots, Zoot Suit will be screened on May 21st.

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