Sneak Peek Presentations of the PBS Documentary ‘The Longoria Affair’ in Northern California

Sneak Peek Presentations of the Upcoming PBS Documentary ‘The Longoria Affair’ in Northern California

Featuring a Q&A with Director/Producer John J. Valadez

Private Felix Longoria was killed in battle fighting the Japanese during World War II. But when his body was sent home to Three Rivers, Texas, the town’s only funeral parlor refused to allow his family to use their chapel because “the whites wouldn’t like it.” The incident sparked national outrage and brought together two savvy political leaders, Senator Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Hector Garcia.

THE LONGORIA AFFAIR will air on the PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS, hosted by America Ferrera, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 (check local listings.). The film will air simultaneously in Spanish via SAP. Independent Lens is excited to offer The Longoria Affair for free in its entirety online in English from November 10 through November 16. The Spanish version of the film will be available to stream from November 11 until January 10, 2011. Also, THE LONGORIA AFFAIR will air more than 1,000 times throughout the PBS system during November. Please check your TV Guide and don’t miss it.

To view online, visit our video portal and for more information.


Thursday, November 4 at 6 pm
San Jose State University, ENG 189
San Fernando & Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA
Presented by: The Dept. of Educational Leadership, Mexican-American Studies Dept., the San Jose GI Forum and East Valley Chapter of the American GI Forum

Friday November 5 at 12:30 noon
University of the Pacific
Library Community Room
3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA
Presented by: The Univ. of the Pacific, The Pacific Legal Latino Community Organization, The American GI Forum Alejandro Ruiz Chapter of Sacramento and McGeorge School of Law

Friday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
McGeorge School of Law Auditorium
3200 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
Presented by: The American GI Forum (AGIF), Alejandro Ruiz Chapter in Sacramento, and McGeorge School of Law

Saturday, November 6 at 11:00 am
Forum 110
Modesto Jr. College, East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA
Presented by: The American GI Forum (AGIF) Modesto Chapter, Mujeres Latinas and Modesto Junior College

Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 pm
Bakersfield College Indoor Theatre
1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA
Presented by: The American GI Forum and M.E.Ch.A. de Bakersfield College. Tickets $5

Monday, November 8 at 7 pm
UC – Berkeley
Room 126 – Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Presented by: The Chicano-Latino Studies Program at UC Berkeley

Watch the trailer on the LPB Community site and leave a comment HERE.

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