Originally developed at Robert Redford's esteemed Sundance Institute, THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ recounts one of the most famous manhunts in Texas history. Gregorio Cortez (Olmos), a San Antonio cowhand, was arrested in 1901 in a case of mistaken identity. Because no one could properly
translate into Spanish for him, Cortez fought back and accidentally slew a sheriff in what today might be deemed self-defense. Director Robert M. Young takes us on an 11-day manhunt as Cortez hightails it for Mexico, pursued by the legendary Texas Rangers and a small army of others, none of whom
can catch the mercurial fugitive. The press made him a hero, but he turned himself in ...