South American Cholo, a short documentary directed by American journalist Phuong-Cac Nguyen, chronicles the influence of East Los Angeles lowrider and gang cultures in Brazil. Featured are major personalities and icons from the lowrider movement including renowned L.A.-based photographer Estevan Oriol, Brazilian ambassador of lowrider culture and local icon Antonio Carlos Batista "Alemão" Filho, tattoo artist Luiz "Gordo" Teixeira (Sao Paulo) and Duel (Los Angeles), Mariana de Paula Martins and her husband Leandro Vinicius Pimenta Cabellos, who use customized bikes through their Lado Norte club to bring hope to children living in Sao Paulo's favelas (slums).
Next week, Unhinged Jaw will present a Special Los Angeles film premiere and photography exhibit for South American Cholo on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles. The movie will screen multiple times during the reception, and the photographs — shot around the movie’s filming by Sao Paulo’s Adalberto Rossette and Cia de Foto — will be exhibited in the hotel’s lobby and on display until August 22. Also, attendees will get an opportunity to get up close with customized rides from local lowrider car and bicycle clubs.
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 7-9 p.m. (film will screen multiple times during event)
Where: The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Cost: Free and open to the public