• Diez Fridas

    Diez Fridas: Collective Exhibition

    5399

    Opening: Tues July 17th, 2018
    6:30pm to 9pm • Donations Welcome
    Ch'In Kana Gallery (3rd floor)
    Runs through September 5, 2018
    Tues to Sat • 10am to 5pm

    Diez Fridas is a collective presentation about faces and symbols of the artistic universe of Frida Kahlo. Ten visual artists show us their conception of the figure and permanence of a great artist.

    Curators: Maria Motta, Alejandro Meza.

    List of artists:
    Carlos Pillado
    Jhovany de la Ala
    Mara P Hernandez
    Maria Motta
    Marsha Shaw
    Roberto Marosi
    Sonia Leticia
    Shane Izykowsky
    Sakino Wu
    Victor Navarrete

    Information contact: events@missionculturalcenter.org

  • Desierto

    Cine Con Cultura: Desierto

    5732

    Wed Aug 15, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Busqueda! Documentaries and films about the search for missing persons, the search for better life opportunities, and the search for oneself. Movies with subtitles in English.

    Desierto. Jonás Cuarón. 2016

    A group of Mexican migrant workers seek a better life by crossing the US border illegally; when the truck carrying them breaks down in the middle of nowhere, the driver points the migrants and his partner Mechas in the direction of the United States and wishes them luck. Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) is also a member of the migrants and follows as the group splits in two while trying to pass the border.

    Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is a merciless, rifle-toting vigilante who, with his faithful but vicious Malinois dog, Tracker, hunts for rabbits near the border and notices the group trespassing; with the help of Tracker and the use of his M1 Garand rifle, Sam kills most of the group, including Mechas and leaves Moises and Adela (Alondra Hidalgo) as the sole survivors after a long chase. Unable to follow the last two, Sam decides to continue his hunt the next day and leaves with Tracker.

  • Memoria del Silencio en el País de la Eterna Primavera

    4687

    Aug 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
    First floor theatre • $25 • 7pm

    Memory of Silence in the Land of Eternal Spring: a new play by Linda Maria Girón.

    Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the ghosts sing with the living, roses grow larger than cattle and nearby villages have gone missing; young Mari's quest to find her father's ghost becomes a desperate fight to restore her aunt's fading memory.

    Together, la familia Noguera must face the boundaries of love when tested by the realities of life—aging, war and illness.

    About the author: Linda Maria Girón is Guatemalan-American actor and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She holds BA in Theater and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley where she was awarded the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize for Acting and Playwriting and Michael Mansfield and Randy Sweringen Social Justice Award for her play, Memoria del Silencio en el País de la Eterna Primavera.

    Her short play, white iris, received its first premiere at Pianofight's Shortlived VI. Linda has performed in various companies across the Bay, including the New Conservatory Theater Center, BATCO, Brava Theater Center, Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley, The Utopia Theatre Project and FaultLine Theater where she is also an associate artist. She is honored to receive her first theatre residency with MCCLA to stage Memoria del Silencio’s world premiere.

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  • La Jaula de Oro

    Cine Con Cultura: La Jaula de Oro

    5737

    Wed Aug 22, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Busqueda! Documentaries and films about the search for missing persons, the search for better life opportunities, and the search for oneself. Movies with subtitles in English.

    La Jaula de Oro. Diego Quemada Diez. 2010

    The 1987 film, and the song, the plot concerns immigration to the United States from Latin American countries. However, unlike the earlier film that concerned itself with a successful and middle-aged Mexican immigrant, the plot of this film deals with younger undocumented immigrants.

    Samuel, Sara and Juan, three teenagers from Guatemala, decide to leave poverty by going to the United States. After crossing the Mexican border by boat, they find another immigrant, a Tzotzil native called Chauk who does not know Spanish but is able to befriend Sara. When they arrive in the town of Chiapas, they busk for money to eat and drink but are later caught by Mexican Immigration Police agents, who steal Juan's boots and threaten Chauk with a gun, before deporting all of them back to Guatemala

  • Sin Nombre

    Cine Con Cultura: Sin Nombre

    5736

    Wed Aug 29, 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18+

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Busqueda! Documentaries and films about the search for missing persons, the search for better life opportunities, and the search for oneself. Movies with subtitles in English.

    Sin Nombre. Cary Fukunaga. 2009

    Willy, nicknamed El Casper, is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and lives in Tapachula, a Mexican town near the border with Guatemala. He introduces a young boy into his gang, and the boy is given the nickname Smiley after a violent initiation. Casper later helps Smiley to complete this initiation by helping him execute a rival gang member. Casper is romantically involved with a girl, Martha Marlen. Fearing for the girl's safety, he keeps the relationship a secret from his gang, but his double life causes his gang to doubt his loyalty. When Martha follows Casper to a gathering of his gang, the gang leader, Lil Mago, escorts her out, despite Casper's misgivings. Mago attempts to rape Martha and accidentally kills her. Later, he blithely tells Casper that he will find another.

    Shortly afterward, Mago brings Casper and Smiley to La Bombilla, a location along the train tracks where potential illegal immigrants stow away on passing trains on their way to the United States. Among the immigrants is a Honduran family introduced earlier consisting of the teenage girl Sayra, her father, and her uncle, who are on their way to relatives in New Jersey. Lil Mago, Casper, and Smiley rob the passengers for any money they have until Lil Mago spots Sayra and attempts to rape her. Casper intervenes, killing Mago and then sending Smiley off.

  • Prida Project

    Prida Project

    5840

    Show Dates:
    September 20-22 & September 27th-29 @ 7 p.m.
    September 30th @ 2 p.m.

    The Prida Project is a glorious collage of the music, dance, theatre and poetry of groundbreaking Cuban American playwright Dolores Prida. This world premiere takes you on a unique journey as it explores pressing themes including immigration, gentrification and cultural identity. These challenges are approached with strength, humor and humanity.

    With direction by Amy Crumpacker, musical direction by Omar Ledezma, Jr. (Grammy Award winner) and choreography by Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt and Karen Puerto.

    Price of tickets are $20.00

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