Celebrate the Day of the Dead in true Mexican Style and join us 1- 2 Nov Mexican Gothic Films
Forget Halloween, the Day of the Dead is about to hit London, as the Film Hub London part of the UK-wide initiative BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) – brings Mexican GOTHIC to Rich Mix this November 1st and 2nd with a range of thrilling films screenings and events as part of the Dia de los Muertos Experience, celebrating the afterlife in all its ghoulish glory.
Presented by De Skalon Public Relations and Movimientos, and forming part of the nationwide BFI blockbuster project GOTHIC: The Dark Heart of Film, prepare for a technicolour world of fright and mystery, zombies and music, voodoo and carnival riot with screenings of classic Mexican horror films, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances and more.
The weekend kicks off on November 1st, All Saints Day, when it is believed the souls of dead children return to earth, with a suitably themed late-night screening of The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo, 2001, 106 min) an eerie ghost story set in a desolated orphanage during the Spanish Civil War, from Mexican master of terror, Guillermo del Toro.
On Saturday November 2nd (Day of the Dead) when the adult spirits return, The Black Pit of Dr M (Misterios de Ultratumba, 1959, 71 min.) Federico Méndez’s authentically gothic tale of two doctors who make a horrifying pact in order to explain the secrets of the afterlife, will set the spine-chilling atmosphere for a night in which anything could happen. With a supernatural soundtrack from G-Bop
Orchestra and the Latin American big band sounds of Voodoo Love Orchestra guaranteed to raise the dead from their sleep, a twist on traditional Day of the Dead dance and theatre performances featuring performers and costumes from Arts Project and Critical Masquerade, Lucha Libre horror film visuals, DJs Cal Jader (Movimientos) back to back with Oscar Arroyo (Chilango), Mexican face-painting and more, this promises to be one unforgettable fright-filled fiesta!
Led by Film London, Film Hub London is part of the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN). It supports specialised film exhibition in the capital, aiming to increase the opportunities to engage with cinema in all its diversity and raise the profile of London’s cinema sector.
Dia de los Muertos Experience, Rich Mix London – 1st and 2nd November 2013
Friday 1st November, 11.15 pm
Film Screening: The Devil’s Backbone (El espinazo del Diablo, Dir: Guillermo del Toro, 2001). Tickets: £9.50, £7 concessions and £7.50 for Rich Mix members.
Saturday 2nd November, 7pm – 1 am
Film Screening: The Black Pit of Dr M (Misterios de ultratumba, Dir: Fernando Méndez, 1959).
Live Acts: Voodoo Love Orchestra, G-Bop Orchestra
DJs: Cal Jader (Movimientos), Oscar Arroyo (Chilango) + special guest performers and dance
Tickets: £8 early bird advance / £10 advance / £12 on the door
http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/dia-de-los-muertos-experience/ Rich Mix Box Office: 020 7613 7498
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Source: Latam Film
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