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Film
Like Water for Chocolate
Sat Nov 25, 1 pm.
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50 English, Subtitle Spanish Language 60 pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
The story is about a girl named Tita, the youngest out of three daughters. Their mother, Elena, insists on upholding the family tradition that the youngest daughter has the duty of caring for her mother until she dies. When Tita meets a boy named Pedro they quickly fall in love. Pedro goes to Tita’s house and asks her mother if they are allowed to marry. Elena forbids it and instead suggests he marry Tita’s older sister Rosaura. Pedro decides to accept and Tita is devastated. After the wedding, Pedro tells Tita that he only married her sister so that he will be able to stay close to his true beloved.
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Film Cristiada Sun Nov 26, 1 pm. Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50 English Language Spanish Subtitle
60pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office The film opens with screen titles describing the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Civil war erupts when newly elected Mexican president Plutarco Elías Calles (Rubén Blades) begins a violent crackdown against the country's Catholic faithful. The film depicts the carnage by showing churches being set on fire, Catholic priests murdered and countless faithful peasants killed, then having their bodies publicly hanged on telegraph poles as a warning to others.
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Documentary Revolution and The Resurgence of a Nation
Sun Nov 26 ,3pm. Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50 A English Language Spanish Subtitle 60 pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
This fascinating and informative documentary explores the forces that gave rise to the Mexican Revolution, the principal players who raised arms against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, and who benefitted from it all. Learn about the rise of the PRI and how it reconstructed the nation.

Documentary
LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR
Mon Nov 27, 1pm
Wed, Nov 29, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50
60pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
By Douglas Noble
Two college students studying international economics set about to find out through personal experience what it is like to live in extreme poverty, on only one dollar each per day, and how people in that situation manage their finances and their lives. Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple spent two months between their sophomore and junior years living in a small village in highlands Guatemala and found out first-hand what the families of their neighbors Rosa, Antonio, and Chino experience and what if any hopes they have to improve their lives.
Winner of awards at several film festivals, LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR is called "a must watch film" by microfinance Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

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documentary
History of México
Mon, Nov 27, 2pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50-A
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
$60 pesos
A special thanks to Mrs. Cleo kamelhar for use the History of Mexico documentary of her loving husband Murray kamelhar. Using the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities, artists and events, from the Olmecs to the present’s time, The History of Mexico comes alive. The victories, the defeats under overwhelming odds, through tragedy and determination, the heroic Mexican people survive in triumph. The history of Mexico, a country in the southern portion of North America, covers a period of more than three millennia. First populated more than 13,000 years ago, the territory had complex indigenous civilizations before being conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. One of the important aspects of Mesoamerican civilizations was their development of a form of writing, so that Mexico's written history stretches back hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519. This era before the arrival of Europeans is called variously the pre Hispanic era or the pre Columbian era.

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Opera Film
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
WAGNER
Mon, Nov 27, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
60pesos
FRANZ GRUNDHEBER
HILDEGARD BEHRENS
Savonlinna Opera Festival
This is a mesmerizing performance. It pulls out all the dramatic stops.
Hildegard Behrens is a wonderful Senta, and Franz Grundheber
is compelling as the Dutchman.
139 minutes

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Documentary
SALAM NEIGHBOR
Tue Nov 28, 1pm
Thu, Nov 30, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50
60pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
By Douglas Noble
Following up on the technique of immersing themselves in world social justice issues first used in their film LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR, American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci obtained permission from the United Nations to spend a month in the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. Living among 85,000 people uprooted from all walks of life in Syria, they saw first-hand the heartbreak but also the resiliency of people who have lost everything in a brutal civil war. SALAM NEIGHBOR puts a human face on refugees by focusing on fathers seeking a better life for their families, on a single mother with three children trying to survive financially, and on a 12-year old schoolboy traumatized by his experience in Syria.
This is a very significant film that has been shown worldwide at a time that refugee crises are front and center on the world stage.

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Film
Law of desire
Tue, Nov 28, 2:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50 A
60pesos
A film maker's sexual disorientation jeopardizes his latest project. Pablo and Tina have complicated sexual lives. Pablo writes and directs plays and films; he's gay and deeply in love with Juan, a young man who won't reply to Pablo's affection or letters. Pablo's sibling Tina is a transsexual, angry at men, raising Ada, and trying to make it as an actress. Pablo takes up with Antonio, a youth who becomes jealous of Pablo's love for Juan. Antonio seeks out Juan, and violence leads to Pablo's grief and a temporary loss of memory. When memory returns, he learns that Antonio has taken up with Tina. In horror, he hurries to Tina's rescue and must face Antonio and his desire.

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Film
The Flower of my secret
Wed, Nov 29, 2:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50
60pesos
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
By Pedro Almodóvar
Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in.

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Film
Live Fiesh
Wed Nov 29, 5pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50 a
60pesos
By Pedro Almodóvar
After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun.

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Film
Matador
Thu, Nov 30, 2:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50 A
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
60pesos
An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish.

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Documentary
Paris The Luminous Years Sat, Dec. 2, 1 pm. Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50 English
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office 60 pesos Paris was the capital of the art world where the modernism was born, bred, and thrived. This documentary explores the expatriates from America like Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, Janet "Genet" Flanner, Djuna Barnes, and others who called Paris home during 1905 and 1930. Paris was simply the artist's destination whether you were a painter, writer, dancer, or musician. Paris was the place to be. Paris was affordable for it's artists' community. They spent their days at the French discussing and arguing about art and politics passionately. There was no other place to be for an artist except in Paris where convention was tossed aside. Paris in the Luminous Years according to this documentary studies the society of Paris in those years. It must have been a glorious time to be in Paris and for women, they were equals to their male counterparts. They defied conventional standards of marriage and children in favor of seeking independence.

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Documentary
Invasions in the Age of Benito Juarez
Sun, Dec. 3, 2pm.
Teatro Santa Ana English, Spanish subtitles
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office
60 pesos
A chronicle of the struggles that shook a new-born nation. From “The War of Cakes” with France, to the Mexican-American War, discover how war with Mexico shaped the careers of some of the central figures of the American Civil War, including Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. In addition, learn about the most influential Mexican leader of all time, Benito Juarez.

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Documentary
The life and time of Frida Kahlo
Sun, Dec, 3,3:10 pm
Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50
Tickets available at the Theatre Box office $60 pesos
Never before has the extraordinary life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo been framed in relation to the full spectrum of the historical and cultural influences that shaped her. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo explores the 20th-century icon who became an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics. Rita Moreno – the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning actress – narrates the film

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