Back to All Events

Civil Rights and the World: OZA and the Chicano Movement

  • Burke Theatre | The United States Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
Brown Buffalo_wide.png

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo takes an innovative look into the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and counter cultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta. He was the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas written by his friend, legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter Thompson. OZA’s untold story probes issues of racial identity, criminal justice, politics, and media representation, while revealing the personal side of a troubled, radical and brilliant man coming to terms with his identity and finding meaning in the struggles of his people.

Performance: Los Gallos Negros

Moderator: Ricardo Sandoval Palos, journalist

Participants: Phillip Rodríguez, Director; Estuardo Rodriguez, Executive Director, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

In partnership with Navy Memorial, NBC4, and Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO
Director: Phillip Rodriguez

USA | 2017 | 57 MINUTES | ENGLISH

Earlier Event: July 14
The Jubilee Showcase