Director Robert Young, a resident of Ojai, will be one of the special guests at the Ojai Film Society's showing of "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez" on Sunday.
Young will be joined by the film's star, Edward James Olmos ("Stand and Deliver," "Zoot Suit," "Miami Vice") and the Olmos family. Young and Olmos have worked on five productions together. Young's other films include "One Trick Pony" and, more recently, "Dominick and Eugene" and "Triumph of the Spirit."
"Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," originally a PBS production, is based on a true ballad about a young Mexican man who, in 1901 in a fit of rage over the killing of his brother, fatally shot an American sheriff and then eluded a posse for two weeks.
After the show at the Ojai Playhouse, society members plan to complete the Cinco de Mayo festivities with a buffet dinner at Roger Keller's restaurant, 331 E. Ojai Ave., at 7:30 p.m. If you'd like to join them, call 646-7266 for reservations.