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Special Screenings of Fox New Animated Series, ‘Bordertown’

bordertownScreenings of the new animated series, ‘Bordertown’  are going to be shown around the country prior to the first episode in January of 2016.

From FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane comes BORDERTOWN, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. It takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink.

BORDERTOWN centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. BUD BUCKWALD (Hank Azaria, THE SIMPSONS) is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to ERNESTO GONZALEZ (Nicholas Gonzalez, SLEEPY HOLLOW), an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native. Bud is married to JANICE BUCKWALD (Alex Borstein, FAMILY GUY), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include BECKY (Borstein) a socially awkward, big-boned geek; SANFORD (Judah Friedlander, “30 Rock”), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and GERT (Missi Pyle, “The Exes,” “Galaxy Quest”), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including MARIA, Ernesto’s no-nonsense wife; their son, RUIZ (guest voice Efren Ramirez, “Napoleon Dynamite”); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Gonzalez), a recent college graduate.

As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from.

BORDERTOWN is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) are executive producers. Alex Carter (FAMILY GUY) and Dan Vebber (AMERICAN DAD, “Futurama”) are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (“La Cucaracha”) and Gustavo Arellano (“¡Ask a Mexican!”) are consulting producers. Valentina L. Garza (THE SIMPSONS) is a supervising producer.

Fox Bordertown – Trailer:

Bordertown Screenings:

SEPTEMBER

 

September 12
UNITY Conference, Detroit

September 15
Resistencia Bookstore, Austin

9:30 AM, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, (512) 389-9881.

September 19
UC Berkeley

September 24
Tucson

Chapman University, Orange

7 PM One University Drive, Orange.

September 25
Phoenix

Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton

7 PM. 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton

September 30
Whittier College, Whittier

7 PM. 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, (562) 907-4200

Get your tickets at http://www.shannoncenter.org/bordertown.html

OCTOBER

October 2
Mitla Cafe, San Bernardino

602 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, (909) 888-0460.

October 3
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

October 4
Albuquerque, New Mexico

October 5
Washington, DC

October 6
Golden West College, Huntington Beach

9:45 AM 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, (714) 892-7711

October 9
Silver City, New Mexico

October 13
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

October 14
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

October 19-20
Rio Grande Valley, Texas

October 22
Grand Central Arts Center, SanTana

7PM, 125 N. Broadway #A, Santa Ana, (714) 567-7233

October 23
Fullerton College, Fullerton

12:30 PM, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, (714) 992-7000

October 29
City of Commerce

Commerce City Hall 7 PM, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, (323) 722-4805.

NOVEMBER

November 4
Long Beach State

 

 

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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