|As appears on The Dallas Morning News.com|
An award-winning documentary by Oak Cliff filmmaker Kirby Warnock will be shown Friday, Jan. 7 at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson.
Border Bandits is drawn from a story Warnock's grandfather told him of a 1915 raid on a South Texas ranch and the retaliatory killing of two Mexican-Americans by Texas Rangers. Warnock's grandfather, Roland Warnock, helped bury the two men, one of whom was an ancestor of actress Eva Longoria.
The film, first released five years ago, has been honored by the Texas House of Representatives and at the Deep Ellum Film Festival.
The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. with a Q&A with Warnock to follow. For more about the movie and the story that inspred the film, click right cheer.
Earlier in the evening, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center next door to the theater, Richard B. McCaslin, history department chairman at the University of North Texas, will talk about Texas-Mexico border conflicts during the Mexican Revolution 100 years ago.