Virtual Screening Room: Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Film still from Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)

UCLA Film & Television Archive Virtual Screening Room

Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)

Free admission. Learn more and RSVP to receive a viewing link.

Efraín Gutiérrez’s landmark independent feature, added in 2014 to the National Film Registry, offers an in-depth look at 1970s-era South Texas Chicano culture, as its central character questions his place in a society that undervalues Latinos, so many of whom have been killed in the Vietnam War. A historic, influential hit in regional theaters, the film was long thought lost before its restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The virtual screening will be followed by a live Q&A with filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez and Sundance award-winning independent filmmaker Cristina Ibarra. The conversation will be moderated by Latina/o media and art and Latin American cinema historian Colin Gunckel.

Color, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 81 min. Director: Efraín Gutiérrez. Screenwriter: Sabino Garza. Cast: Efraín Gutiérrez, Josefina Paz, David Moss, Abel Franco, Oscar Escamilla.

Co-presented by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Film still from Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)