Date: Friday, October 3rd
Admission: $8 ( Tickets Here )
Presented by Salvador Olguín, Morbid Anatomy “Death in Mexico” Scholar in Residence, co-sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.
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In Mexico there is a cult that is rapidly growing- the cult of Saint Death. This female grim reaper, considered a saint by followers but Satanic by the Catholic Church, is worshipped by people whose lives are filled with danger and/or violence- criminals, gang members, transvestites, sick people, drug addicts, and families living in rough neighborhoods. “La Santa Muerte” examines the origins of the cult and takes us on a tour of the altars, jails, and neighborhoods in Mexico where the saint’s most devoted followers can be found.
Tonight, join us for a screening of the film in its entirety. The film’s director, Eva Aridjis, will be on hand to introduce the film and to answer questions.
Eva Aridjis is a Mexican filmmaker who has produced and directed several award-winning feature films, including the documentaries “Niños de la Calle” (Children of the Street), “La Santa Muerte” (Saint Death) and “Chuy, El hombre lobo” (Chuy, The Wolf Man) and the narrative films “The Favor” and “Los Ojos Azules” (The Blue Eyes).