In 2016, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Preservation and Foundation Programs selected Efrain Gutierrez to be part of the permanent Academy Film Archive collection, where it will be presented as a unique and personal window into motion picture history. Gutierrez was interviewed at the Austin Film Society studio in Austin, Texas on April 29, 2016 by Charles Ramirez Berg, University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor in Media Studies, Department of Radio-TV-Films.
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center has Recently Restored Efrain Gutierrez's Historic 1979 movie "Run, Tecato, Run"
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (est. 1969) houses a library, academic press, multi-disciplinary research projects, competitive grant and fellowship programs, and community partnerships. The Chicano Cinema and Media Art Series is an outgrowth of the CSRC’s Chicano Cinema Recovery Project, a collaboration with the UCLA Film and Television Archive they have recently restored Efrain Gutierrez's Historic 1979 movie "Run, Tecato, Run". The Movie "Run, Tecato, Run" (Run, Junkie, Run) depicts a junkie's efforts to break his heroin habit in order to reclaim and raise his daughter. Produced for $60,000, the film explores the connections be-tween the Vietnam War, drug addiction, and crime and juxtaposes them to Mexican-American family, culture, and spirituality. It stars Efrain Gutierrez, Arturo Castillo, and Josie Gutierrez (Josephine Faz). "Run, Tecato, Run" is the last of three low-budget social-problem films that Gutierrez released in the 1970s. Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!/Por Favor, No Me Entierren Vivo! (1976), his first film and the first Chicano feature produced, was followed by Chicano Love Is Forever/Amor Chicano Es para Siempre (1977). Also included with the movie is bonus short: Efrain Gutierrez's "La Onda Chicana" (18 minutes, 35 seconds, color) captures the sound and feel of 1970s Chicano/Tejano music. The film, shot in Port Lavaca, Texas, in 1976, showcases some of the leading bands of the time, including Little Joe y La Familia, Snowball and Company, Los Chachos, and La Fabrica. Efrain Gutierrez is a self-taught San Antonio filmmaker. His grassroots production and distribution strategies allowed his films to outperform Hollywood releases in several cities, inspiring filmmakers in Mexico who focused on U.S.-Spanish-language theaters and Chicano filmmakers working on English-language independent features.
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Program content 1979 Efrain Gutierrez.
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