Calling Home the Dead/Llamar a los Muertos a Casa

Thursday Nov 2, 2017

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
US

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:


Phone: 505-246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

A visually stunning exploration of indigenous practices seldom seen outside Mexico, celebrating the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends.

FlyerThe villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro lovingly clean and adorn graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, and special foods, preparing for the shared remembrance of Día de los Muertos. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead is a visually stunning exploration of indigenous practices seldom seen outside Mexico, celebrating the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

“On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be 

made easy, they say, and not slippery with tears.”

2011; Jim Hill & Meesh Rheault Miller; Spanish with English subtitles; 47 minutes; not rated.

For further information, please visit www.callinghomethedead.com.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

See also: Reel World

Movies and Muertos

Reel World

In honor of Día de los Muertos, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) will host a special screening of the lyrical documentary Calling Home the Dead/Llamar a los Muertos a Casa. Described as a visual tone poem, this film looks in on the villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro as they lovingly clean and adorn the graves of long-gone loved ones with beautiful ofrendas, blankets of marigolds and special foods. As Día de los Muertos approaches, rockets are launched into the heavens to awaken departed souls and call them home for a visit. This loving look into indigenous practices rarely seen outside Mexico is presented as part of the Bank of America Theatre Free Thursday Film Series. This is a free ticketed event and takes place Thursday, Nov. 3 starting at 7pm. Tickets are available at the venue starting one hour before showtime.

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