The work of a local artist will be featured in the upcoming film “The Purge”
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The latest iteration of the “The Purge” film series features artwork by local artist Jesus “CIMI” Alvarado.
His artwork will be part of the film which will provide a code for the characters to escape the danger of the film. Director Everardo Gout has said he wants to make sure the portrayal of El Paso in the film is authentic.
“For this film, I wanted to create images that I knew would be representative of El Paso and that people in my community would find relevant. A job they can say, ‘oh yeah, that’s El Paso,’ ”Alvarado said.
His work is also set to appear on HBO and PBS soon. Alvarado, who grew up in Segundo Barrio, has a job all over El Paso that celebrates the culture and heritage of the community.
He is also the co-founder of Kalavera Culture Shop, which helps train young aspiring artists in the region.
“The Forever Purge” releases July 2 and features the town of El Paso in different scenes throughout the film.
“CIMI’s participation has been crucial to this project in giving authenticity to the idea that art and poetry created by Latinos in the United States can be used as a type of communication code that lurks in sight, ”Gout said. “CIMI’s art takes into account the Mexican-American bipolarity that exists in Texas and El Paso, which is exactly what we needed for this project. CIMI is a chingon. “
El Paso’s Martin building, located near San Jacinto Plaza, with the Electricity sign in the background in a scene from the trailer for The purge forever, in theaters the weekend of July 4. The Plaza Hotel, the Texas Building, and the Juarez skyline are also in the background.
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