In case you’re just some random Googler who stumbled across this page, here’s the synopsis: BORDERTOWN satirizes life on the U.S.-Mexico border — la migra, changing demographics, religion, the drug war, and so much more.
Yeah, part of it is shameless self-promotion — I’m a consultant, while Lalo is a staff writer. But we’re doing it because we truly do believe this series is the Great Brown Hope: the network program that will finally show raza in all our hilarious, proud, chingón glory and that will become a ratings smash that’ll allow the beginning of #televisionreconquista.
But Lalo and I are restless, so this summer we went to our FOX bosses with a proposal: Let us screen one episode to the public, to build up buzz and to show community members that Bordertown isn’t another ¡Rob! They agreed, and so Lalo and I have planned a Fall full of screenings!
Anyoo, below is the current, tentative schedule. Unless noted, admittance to each screening is FREE. AND either Lalo or Gustavo (or both!) will give out free swag afterwards and answer any questions you may have. Keep checking back for new screenings.
NOTE: Screenings with next-to-no information are Lalo’s because he’s a lagger like that haha.
SAG Foundation Voiceover Actor’s Panel, Los Angeles
Gustavo moderates a panel with Bordertown creator Mark Hentemann and show stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Bornstein, and Missie Pyle about the tricks over the voiceover trade. Members only, so any actor who thinks they are the person of a thousand voices should definitely go to this. 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Mezzanine Level, Los Angeles. 7 PM. Tickets here: https://members.sagfoundation.org/events/5656
Art Institute of Los Angeles
Join Gustavo and Mark Hentemann for a Q & A afterwards. I THINK it’s only for students, but call for ticket availability and price. 11:30 AM. 2900 31st St., Santa Monica, (310) 752-4700.
UNITY Conference, Detroit
Lalo will screen as part of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity. Bug UNITY head Russell Contreras for the details.
Resistencia Bookstore, Austin
Join Gustavo for breakfast tacos (first come, first serve!) at this awesome Chican@ bookstore. He likes his breakfast tacos de weenie—insert joke here. 9:30 AM, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, (512) 389-9881. Facebook event page here.
Lalo returns to his alma mater.
Lalo will probably get bacon-wrapped hot dogs at El Güero Canelo after wherever he screens…
Chapman University, Orange
Gustavo screens at HIS alma mater, but NOT by invite of the department he graduated from – discuss… 7 PM One University Drive, Orange.
Whoever’s in charge of Lalo here, can you make sure he doesn’t try to punk Arpayaso TOO bad?
Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton
Join Gustavo with the awesome Profe. Jefe Alexandro Jose Gradilla at this evening screening. 7 PM. 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. Facebook event page here.
Whittier College, Whittier
Lalo event. Afterward, Lalo will probably go to Bizarra Capital to enjoy jerezano food. 7 PM. 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, (562) 907-4200
Mitla Cafe, San Bernardino
Gustavo hosts probably the coolest screening of them all. $15 gets you a 3-course meal in the oldest Mexican restaurant in Southern California, the restaurant whose tacos dorados Taco Bell’s founder stole to create their crap. Get your revenge by filling up on the OG, AMAZING version here! Proceeds for this event go to a non-profit supporting Inland Empire youth. Dinner starts at 5:30, with actual screening starting whenever Gustavo stops eating. 602 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, (909) 888-0460.
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Lalo’s doing some comic-artist DESMADRE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gustavo will be at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, (505) 344-8139. Screening starts at 5 PM. Facebook event page.
All Lalo gave us on this one was “DC (Fox).” Um, OKAY…
Golden West College, Huntington Beach
Gustavo’s having a 9:45 AM screening for a Chican@ Studies class—details to come…15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, (714) 892-7711
Silver City, New Mexico
Lalo says he’s at New Mexico State University’s campus there. But Google says only Western New Mexico University is there. Hmm…
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Gustavo’s hosting a screening hosted by the awesome Profe Steven Alvarez. Location, time to come. Go John Calipari!
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Gustavo’s hosting a screening at the school’s Multipurpose Room at the Cultural Center. Go Rick Pitino! 12 PM.
Rio Grande Valley, Texas
All Lalo said for this one was “Rio Grande Valley.” Fascinating…
Grand Central Arts Center, SanTana
In conjunction with OC Zine Fest, Gustavo will be screening the episode. Afterwards, buy him a drink at C4 Deli across the street! 7PM, 125 N. Broadway #A, Santa Ana, (714) 567-7233
Fullerton College, Fullerton
Gustavo will host a screening at that awesome community college. 12:30 PM, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, (714) 992-7000
Cal State Los Angeles
Gustavo and Lalo will host a screening. Guisados probably to follow….
City of Commerce
Gustavo and Mark Hentemann will host a screening for the Commerce Library at…Commerce City Hall?! COOL…7 PM, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, (323) 722-4805.
Long Beach State
Peterson Hall 141, 6:30 PM. Gustavo and Lalo will be there. Screening is free, but parking will cost ya…
Gustavo will be presenting in the evening.
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Gustavo will be presenting at his alma mater in the evening.
THE FRONT, 145 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173.
Lalo, Gustavo, and Tex[t]-Mex madman William Nericcio will not only screen a Bordertown episode and do a Q & A, but Nericcio will also unveil his own digital DESMADRE. Screening is FREE, but RSVP is required—contact email@example.com for more info.
Santa Monica City College
Gustavo and Lalo will be presenting.
SCREENINGS CONFIRMED BUT NOT SCHEDULED:
Other scheduled appearances in the work for Denver, Bakersfield, SanTana, Ventura, y más!
PREVIOUSLY ON ‘BORDERTOWN’:
- Hollywood has called my bluff with ‘Bordertown’ by Lalo Alcaraz
- How Gustavo and Lalo Got on ‘Bordertown’ on Fox by Gustavo Arellano
*UPDATED 8 AM OCTOBER 20, 2015