LOS LONELY BOYS COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS, a film by Hector GalŠn, tells the emotional and moving story of Los Lonely Boys, the band of brothers from San Angelo Texas who against all odds rocked their way to the top of the music industry, determined to fulfill their fatherís dream. Presented by Latino Public Broadcasting, this 90-minute film airs on PBS Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 9:30 pm ET.
After a childhood of playing cantinas and honky tonks from Texas to Tennessee with their father, brothers Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza blazed onto the music scene as Los Lonely Boys, with a self-titled 2003 debut release that went multi-platinum and a 2005 Grammy win for their hit single, “Heaven”. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Hector Galán, also a San Angelo native, fuses exciting live performances, vivid imagery of West Texas, and intimate personal stories in a heartfelt and moving film that brings to life Los Lonely Boys’ incredible personal musical journey. The film weaves a historical and cultural perspective on the band, their Mexican- American roots, and musical influences.
Filmmaker Hector Galán, whose credits include award-winning music documentaries such as Songs of the Homeland and Accordion Dreams, films for PBS signature series FRONTLINE and THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and the landmark PBS Series Chicano! History of the Civil Rights Movement, says, “When I first saw Los Lonely Boys perform an amazing rendition of their song Cottonfields and Crossroads, I felt an immediate connection, a profound sense of identity. I knew I had to tell their story. For a filmmaker, the timing couldn’t have been better. I was able to capture what became their rise in the American music scene, a time when the stars finally aligned in their favor after so many years of struggle.”
LOS LONELY BOYS COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS is a sensitive and emotional film that depicts a classic rock story told from a Mexican-American perspective, about how family, culture and identity shape dreams. The film traces the early days as the young family band cuts its teeth learning from their father as they play in country bars and Mexican cantinas in and around San Angelo, Texas. The film travels with them to Nashville where they endure turmoil and heartbreak. These life experiences captured so eloquently by Galán’s camera reveal a compelling portrait of a young band of brothers who against all odds break out of poverty and find the American rock n roll dream.
Presented by: Latino Public Broadcasting
Produced by: Galán Inc. Television/Film. Producer/Director: Hector Galán.
Format: CC Stereo, Standard. Online: www.pbs.org
Contact: Evy Galán, Galan Inc., Tel: 512 327-1333 Fax: 512-394-9129 firstname.lastname@example.org