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Ethnic Studies

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"Everything Comes from the Streets" Film Screening and Lowrider Cruise

Event Start DateWednesday, April 9, 2014
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Event Start Time4:30 pm
CostCost: Free
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The Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, and Cal Humanities present the UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO PREMIERE OF

EVERYTHING COMES FROM THE STREETS

LOWRIDER CRUISE AND CAR EXHIBIT
In front of Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 4:30 p.m.

FILM SCREENING
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow 

Everything Comes from the Streets traces the origins and history of lowriding in San Diego, California, and the borderlands. The one-hour documentary features the men and women who pioneered and shaped the movement defined by self-expression and cultural ingenuity. It captures the stories of car craftsmen who were among the first to experiment with lowering and custom painting cars in the 1950s; later generations of lowriders who used old airplane hydraulic parts to modify their cars; and some of the first women lowriders who organized their own car clubs. Everything Comes from the Streets is also the first documentary to highlight car customizers in Tijuana, Mexico, who were integral in the evolution of lowriding. The story traverses politics, self-preservation, and the emergence of critical spaces, and dispels mainstream beliefs that lowriding is tied to “gang-banging” and violence. Instead, the film explores how lowrider car clubs are an extension of families that affirm and build communities in the colorful and complex fabric of the borderlands of the American Southwest. Everything Comes from the Streets draws on intimate interviews, along with rare old home movies, photographs and archival footage unearthed in the making of the film, to present an engaging and rich story covering nearly 30 years of lowriding from the 1950s to early 1980s.

Everything Comes from the Streets has shown at the Cine Mas Film Festival in San Francisco, Barrio Film Festival in San Diego, CineFestival in San Antonio, Watsonville Film Festival, Ciclo De Cine in Tijuana Mexico, and next month is featured at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France. The film was named best film at the Barrio Film Festival this past year. E

ContactAlberto Pulido | apulido@sandiego.edu | 619 260 4022