I am so excited! What a wonderful opportunity to support the arts, independent films, and of course Dia De Los Muertos! Last year I was interviewed by these film makers. This is a total grass roots project and I am so glad to see that they are making progress in getting this project off the ground. This Friday, November 19th, they are featuring a preview and fund-raising event. If you are someone you know is in the area, please pass them along this information. Of course, I will be out there too, and would love to meet you there! Saludos!
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, the filmmakers, and Instituto Conexiones invite you to an evening of reflection on the Mexican Days of the Dead, and how this special tradition is celebrated in San Francisco. On this night we celebrate the veteran artists and organizers who have made the Days of the Dead meaningful for Mission residents, the greater San Francisco community and beyond.
The evening features a work-in-progress sneak peek of the film, Día de los Muertos in San Francisco, an experimental documentary currently in production that follows the history, influences, evolution, elements of, and positive contributions of the Days of the Dead, as they are celebrated in San Francisco.
The stories are told through the voices of cultural workers and artists who have worked tirelessly for years to create a very profound series of cultural events and experiences that nurture communal healing and build community across cultural differences. The film provides timely testimony to positive Latino contributions to the larger U.S. society.
A silent auction & door donations will support the film´s completion.
To donate now towards the film´s completion, click here.
Evening highlights include:
- Meet and join us in thanking the organizers of the Days of the Dead events happening throughout San Francisco during this season each year.
- Open Mic - all are invited to share their music, poems & reflections about what the SF Days of the Dead celebrations have done for them (on camera = a chance to be in the film!)
- Film Preview followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and artists.
- Special silent auction includes limited edition Posada Prints
This event will take place in the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery on one of the last days of their beautiful Día de los Muertos 2010 altars exhibit - this year themed ¨Death Becomes You/La Muerte Eres Tú,¨curated by Maurizzio Hector Pineda.
Don´t miss this special San Franciscan gathering!
Honorary Hosts & Guests
Herminia Albarrán Romero, Traditional Artist (5th Generation)
Miguel Antonio Perez, Marigold Project Organizer
Nancy Charraga, Casa Bonampak
Maica Folch, Marigold Project Organizer
Carolina Ponce de León, Galería de la Raza
Jennie E. Rodríguez, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Patricia Rodríguez, Artist & Art Consultant
Michael Roman, Artist
Miguel Angel Quintana, Poblano Artist
Yolanda Garfias Woo, Anthropologist-Artist
René Yañez, SOMArts Cultural Center
Victor Mario Zaballa, Artist
Elizabeth Addison, Artist
Jessica Anello, Instituto Conexiones
Susana Aragón, Visual Artist
Debra Bok, SOMArts Cultural Center
Elena Castanon, Wikreate
Elizabeth Choe, Host Committee Chair
Annamarta Dostourian, Artist & Art Instructor
Candi M. Farlice, Artist
Oscar Granados, Instituto Conexiones
aManda Greene, Instituto Conexiones
Bjorn Heinbach, Visual Artist
José León, Futuro Picante
Bruno Lopez, Artist
Ytaelena Lopez, Artist
Yoli Manzo, Mixed Media Artist
Juliet Flower MacCannell, Writer, Artist, Teacher
Patricia Montgomery, Artist
Glorian Newton, Instituto Conexiones
Lissa Newton, Instituto Conexiones
Carla Oden, Day of the Dead Artist
Maurizzio Hector Pineda, Exhibit Curator
Chris Provost, Musician & Event MC
Brenda Rasmussen, Spirited Artist
Denise Richards, Academy of Art University
Veronica B. Rojas, Visual Artist
Amy Seidman, Incredible Places
Shizue Seigel, Artist & Writer
Lourdes Suncin, Instituto Conexiones
Sunny, Instituto Conexiones
Lia Tealdi, Doll Artist
Dorota Walczyk, Instituto Conexiones
Jason Wallach, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Rio Yañez, Visual Artist & Curator
Partners & Collaborators
Manuel Arias, Director of Photography
Christian Figueroa, Film Director
Kimberly María Newton, Executive Producer
Instituto Conexiones, Production Partner
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