Las Tesoros de San Antonio - "A Westside Story"
United States, 2016, 85 min.
In English/Spanish with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.
Las Tesoros de San Antonio - A Westside Story examines the personal toll and legacy of four South Texas singers of yesteryear. Rita "La Calandria" Vidaurri, Blanquita Rodriguez "Blanca Rosa", Beatriz "La Paloma del Norte" Llamas, and Anita Janet Cortez "La Perla Tapatia".
Sometimes, when you start a project, you can't imagine where the story will take you. When I started this film, more than nine years ago, my goal was only to create a short documentary that highlighted the careers of these Latina singers from San Antonio. But, in the seven years the film took to complete, it slowly, unexpectedly, became an intimate portrait of the personal and public lives of these amazing women. Through their stories and music the audience learns how these women began their careers in a male dominate industry to become successful singer/performers nationally and internationally. As well as their personal tragedies that lead to retirement and then to their present day musical resurgence. This passion project has become "A Love Letter to San Antonio and It's Westside" --. Jorge Sandoval.
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