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August 27, 2009updated Jul 17, 2015

Mexico Tourism Previews Fall VIP Events In NYC

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

ART

Contemporary art exhibition Date: Opening night: September 2 Location: BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY11201: Downtown Brooklyn. Trains 2,3,4,5/Nevins St or G/Fulton Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Status Report presents work by contemporary Mexican and Latino artists highlights the varied ways that artists have examined the themes of immigration, the U. S./Mexican border, and work. Exhibiting artists – based in Brooklyn and greater New York, the West Coast, and Mexico – include Margarita Cabrera,Sergio de la Torre and Vicky Funari, Christina Fernandez,Coco Fusco,Erika Harrsch, Pedro Lasch, Delilah Montoya, and Dulce Pinzón.

Launch party of limited edition of Pinzón´s calendars Date : Thursday, September 10 Location: Patisserie des Ambassades, 161 West 22nd Street between 7th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas. Time: 7:00PM

In an exciting partnership, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) will be hosting a Party celebrating the release of Dulce Pinzon’s 2010-2011 “Superheroes” series Calendar! The “Superheroes” collection consists of 20 color photographs of Mexican and Latino immigrant workers dressed in the costumes of popular American and Mexican superheroes in their work environment. Each photo is accompanied by short text with the worker’s name, hometown, number of years working in New York, and amount of money they send to their families each week.

FIL

Film festival dedicated to recent contemporary Latin American films. Date: Opening night: September 9 Location: Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. Time: Reception: 8 pm, Film: 9.15 pm

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Festival opens with Mexican film Cinco días sin Nora Other Mexican films include: Arráncame la vida, El General, Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo.

Screening of El General as part of Latinbeat Film Festival Date: September 15 Location: Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center Time: Film: 6.30 pm, Reception: 8.00 pm

Premier of the Mexican film by Natalia Almada. Followed by Q&A with the director and reception.

Cine & School of Visual Arts Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 Location: 209 East 23rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues); www.sva.edu Time: 7 pm

A program of award winning shorts from the 2008 Morelia International Film Festival that was shown during ‘critic’s week’ at the Cannes Film Festival. Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers Karla Castañeda and David Pablos. All films in Spanish with English subtitles.

La canción de los niños muertos [The Song of the Dead Children] (David Pablos, 2008, 38 min., fiction/ficción)) After their mother dies, five children and their father spend the summer in the cabin of a stranger.

Jacinta (Karla Castañeda, 2008, 8 min., animation/animación) When life becomes nothing more than memories, a solitary elderly woman decides to weave her own destiny.

Roma (Elisa Miller, 2008, 25 min., fiction/ficción) A train with hidden immigrants enters a soap factory. One of the travelers gets off the train, and finds help and solidarity in the factory.

Zoogocho (Bernardo Arellano, 2008, 40 min., documentary/documental) The adventures of a group of Zapotecan kids who live in a remote orphanage in the mountains of Oaxaca.

Film and Mexican Literature series Date: September 2, 9 and 16. Location: Instituto Cervantes New York Time: 6.30 pm

Presented by Foreign Affairs Ministry and Televisa Foundation as part of the Bicentennial celebration.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebration of Mexican Independence Day Date: September 12 Location: CadmanPlaza, LibertyPark, D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Performance of Son Jarocho bands Radio Jarocho and Villalobos Brothers. El grito ceremony by Amb Rubén Beltrán, General Consulate of Mexico in NY followed by Mariachis.

5th edition of this Festival of Culture and Arts from Mexico Date: Opening night: September 8; September 8 – 20 Location: King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012 Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

12 days of concerts, readings, films and other cultural activities by Mexican artists.

MUSIC

Concert of Mexican Jazz singer Magos Herrera Date: September 11 Location: Joes Pub. 425 Lafayette St. Time: 9.30 pm

Concert part of Mexico Now festival

DANCE

Colectivodoszeta Date: Thursday – Sunday, September 17 – 20 Location: Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street (between Prince and Houston Streets ) Time: Thursday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm

Colectivodoszeta / Carlos A. Cruz Velázquez creates emotionally charged dances that explore notions of beauty, romance, and transformation. The Joyce SoHo program features the premiere of “of shame and leaves (…or recipe to forget) ,“ as well as earlier works. Cruz

Velázquez, who has been working professionally in New York for the past three years while earning his MFA at NYU’s TischSchool of the Arts, transitioned to contemporary dance after many years as a principal dancer with the renowned Mexican Folk Dance Company of the AmericanSchool of Puebla.

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