Monday, December 20, 2010

From the Dallas Morning News :Film, lecture focus on historic Texas-Mexico border conflicts

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As appears on The Dallas Morning

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.


  1. Uh, the link to your Oak Cliff Cultural Center is actually one of your scholarly papers, I think.

  2. So you are a political scientist, huh?

    Interesting . . . .

  3. OOOPs how did that happen??? Political scientist ? well, shucks now that you mention it. Not really, but I like how it sounds.

  4. Orale... puro edumacacion, verdad?

  5. Are you organizing the trip up to Dallas? I'll set Jan. 7th aside, just let me know where the charter bus leaves from :)

  6. I have to admit, I really should be better at