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Get Your "Cantinflas" On This Weekend

Movie marathon, children's activities and discussion at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, October 16

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: October 13, 2011


Get Your "Cantinflas" On This Weekend


LA Plaza de Cultural y Artes (LA Plaza) in partnership with the University of Guadalajara, Los Angeles announce "Cantinflas" Movie Marathon and Free Family Day celebrating "the Charlie Chaplin" of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Sunday, October 16 from 12pm to 7pm at LA Plaza, 501 N. Main St., L.A. 90012 (across the street from Olvera Street).

At LA Plaza, visitors experience and contribute to history. LA Plaza's "L.A. Starts Here" exhibit and its "Calle Principal", (an evocative re-creation of 1920s-era Main Street), give visitors an experience of the region's rich and often unknown history from its very beginnings, and an understanding about the contributions of the Mexican and Mexican American people --- including Mexican American actors from the Golden Age of Cinema.

Through the cultural center's "Voces Vivas" venue, visitors can record their own stories and favorite Cantinflas memories. In addition to the movie marathon, LA Plaza's free family day includes music from the 1940's and children's visual and performing arts programming.

Movie Marathon

12:30 p.m. El Gendarme Desconocido / The Unknown Policeman, 1941.

2:00 p.m. Presentation by UCLA Professor David Maciel, co-editor of "Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Films and Filmmakers."

3:00 p.m. Si Yo Fuera Diputado / If I Were a Representative, 1952.

5:00 p.m. Ah?¡ est?í el Detalle / There Lies the Detail, 1940.

Music, Children's Activities, and LA Plaza Exhibitions

12:00 p.m. Children's Dance Group Tlalleyolo Corzasom de la Tierra

12:30 p.m. Music by Esteban Leon

1:30 p.m. Rock Rose Puppets and Storytime

2:00 p.m. Music by Trio Loteria

3:30 p.m. Children's Group

4:00 p.m. Music by Cambalache Son Jarocho

5:30 p.m. Children's Trio Calaberas, Casa Cultural Saybrook

All Day Children's Art Workshops, Make Your Own Movie Flipbook Art,
Face Painting and Caricature Artists

For more information, contact http://www.lapca.org or (888) 488-8083.

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