Zoot Suit

Zoot Suit

USA, 1981, 103 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Latino, Musical

Screens 7pm Tues, May 8 and 2pm Sat, May 12 at the Denver FilmCenter
35mm Presentation - Based on a 1940s Los Angeles murder trial, Zoot Suit follows the various members of a Mexican-American gang, led by Henry Reyna (Daniel Valdez), as they're tried and sentenced to San Quentin for a murder they may not have committed. Miserably contemplating his life sentence, one of the young prisoners copes with his anger by inventing "El Pachuco," a zoot suit-wearing persona full of youthful machismo and vigor.

DIRECTOR: Luis Valdez
Principal Cast: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly, John Anderson, Abel Franco, Mike Gomez
US Distributor: Universal Pictures

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