Clip y Save: Fall screenings of ‘Bordertown,’ maybe near you @

Clip y Save: Fall screenings of ‘Bordertown,’ maybe near you

by Gustavo Arellano on September 8, 2015 in Cartoons, Cultura, Video


bordertownIf you follow POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and me, POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano, you know that we’ve been shamelessly promoting the upcoming FOX animated cartoon, Bordertown.

In case you’re just some random Googler who stumbled across this page, here’s the synopsis: BORDERTOWN satirizes life on the U.S.-Mexico border — la migra, changing demographics, religion, the drug war, and so much more.

Yeah, part of it is shameless self-promotion — I’m a consultant, while Lalo is a staff writer. But we’re doing it because we truly do believe this series is the Great Brown Hope: the network program that will finally show raza in all our hilarious, proud, chingón glory and that will become a ratings smash that’ll allow the beginning of #televisionreconquista.

twoamigosAll the episodes are done. They’re hilarious. They’re pioneering. And they’re just waiting somewhere, ready to debut in January of next year.

But Lalo and I are restless, so this summer we went to our FOX bosses with a proposal: Let us screen one episode to the public, to build up buzz and to show community members that Bordertown isn’t another ¡Rob! They agreed, and so Lalo and I have planned a Fall full of screenings!

Anyoo, below is the current, tentative schedule. Unless noted, admittance to each screening is FREE. AND either Lalo or Gustavo (or both!) will give out free swag afterwards and answer any questions you may have. Keep checking back for new screenings.

And if you’re interested in hosting a screening? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter (@laloalcaraz or @gustavoarellano), and we’ll go from there. Enjoy!

NOTE: Screenings with next-to-no information are Lalo’s because he’s a lagger like that haha.


September 15
Resistencia Bookstore, Austin

Join Gustavo for breakfast tacos (first come, first serve!) at this awesome Chican@ bookstore. He likes his breakfast tacos de weenie—insert joke here. 9:30 AM, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, (512) 389-9881. Facebook event page here.