KPFA Movie Matinee Presents: “Boulevard Nights”

September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
New Parkway Theater 
474 24th St Oakland
CA 94612

KPFA Movie Matinee Presents:

Boulevard Nights

Forty years ago this summer, Warner Bros released “Boulevard Nights,” a film that centers around a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles in 1979. Boulevard Nights follows the Avila family, split apart as two brothers seek acceptance and identity amidst gang wars and violence.

Join us for KPFA’s Movie Matinee Screening of “Boulevard Nights” as part of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday September 28th at 3pm at The New Parkway. After film discussion led by Miguel Molina of Flashpoints and La Onda Bajita.

For the past four decades, the film has been held in high regard for its cultural importance. In 2017, “Boulevard Nights” was inducted into the National Film Registry, which recognizes films of “cultural, historical or aesthetic significance.” It was the first major studio film to heavily represent low-riding culture, a distinct and significant part of the Latinx experience.

The film stars Richard Yñiguez (Raymond Avila), Danny De La Paz (Chuco Avila), and Betty Carvalho (Mrs. Avila).

Save the dates for our upcoming Movie Matinees: October 26th, Get Out, November 23rd, The Manchurian Candidate. More information at or on our Facebook page. See you in the popcorn line!

The New Parkway is located at 474 24th St Oakland, CA 94612. Visit them at

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