Scripts and production notes related to feature films and proposed projects. Miscellaneous correspondence. Production and
business documents: scripts, shooting notes, promotion, box office receipts, contracts, and legal correspondence. Original
posters for all three feature films. Photographs. Clippings include local and grassroots publications that are difficult to
find elsewhere. These provide a rare opportunity to study grassroots feature film production and distribution.
Efrain Gutierrez is a Chicano filmmaker whose film Don't Bury Me Alive! is the first Chicano-produced feature film. It addressed
a number of issues relevant to the Chicano civil rights movement. The film broke the Mexican film industry's monopoly on the
Spanish-language theater circuit in the United States. Guiterrez later directed and starred in two other feature films: Amor
Chicano es Para Siempre, 1977, and Run, Tecato, Run , 1979.
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