Dia de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead Festival)
(Mexico, 150 mins, DVD)
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This special event features film, music, painting, prayer and hot chocolate, all in honour of Mexico’s traditional holiday, "Dia de los Muertos."

Highlights:

From 6:15 p.m. Art exhibit and Altar with photos of deceased loved ones.

7:00 p.m. Film introduction and explanation of the day of the dead custom.

Followed by Film screening: Macario. This 1960 classic of Mexican cinema is based on a novel by B. Traven (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), itself based on a folk tale. Ignacio Tarso plays a peasant who goes on hunger strike in the hope of a turkey dinner. He gets more than he bargained for when the Grim Reaper (Enrique Lucerio) strikes a deal with him. It’s a powerful supernatural fantasy that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

8:40 p.m. (approx.): Hot chocolate and prayer for the departed.

Followed by a short set of traditional songs performed by Mariachi Los Dorados