Documentary

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sonoma International Film Festivals Results

The Sonoma International Film Festival was a big hit! www.sonomafilmfest.org. The first screening of ART and Revolutions was soldout at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, screening on March 28. The film was introduced by the new CEO of the San Francisco based Mexican Museum, Cayetana S. Gomez www.mexicanmuseum.org.

A second screening was set up to allow for the those who could not be seated for the first screening. The second screening was at La Luz Community Center which we believe would have put a smile on JG Posada's face as the center provides services to many people in the community most of whom are from Mexico. The   second screening was introduced by the new Cultural Attache of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, Paula Linares Cruz, http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanfrancisco/.
The director, Victor Mancilla flew in from
Los Angeles to take part in the question and answer sessions that followed the screening.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Selected by the Sonoma International Film Festival 2015!

Our first Film Festival!

On March 28 in Sonoma, CA ART and Revolutions will screen. An exhibition of Posada's art is planned so please come! Details will be announced as times become available.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thank You to Natasha Marin for Providing Piano Music for ART and Revolutions


The piano music for ART and Revolutions was performed by Russian born and trained Natasha Marin. Although schooled originally as a classical pianist Natasha’s abilities extend well beyond the classics. She in fact performs for a variety of events many of which for charity and often with her husband actor/comedian Cheech Marin. For Art and Revolutions, Natasha provided several interpretations of musical compositions by Mexican composer Agustin Lara (1897– 1970). Natasha captured the spirit of Agustin Lara's beloved compositions in a way we hope and believe would have pleased Posada himself. Thank you Natasha!

Information about Natasha may be found at www.natashamarin.com and at her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Natasha.R.Marin?ref=br_tf

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Film Screening, Lecture and Exhibition; Meet the Director! December 5th Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

Please join us at the Bishop Auditorium, Level 1 of the Lathrop Library on the Stanford Campus (See Map Below). December 5, 2014  5:30 PM to 8:00PM

Film Director Victor H. Mancilla will talk about the making of the film joined by co-writer and Executive Producer Jim Nikas. Original works by Posada will be available for viewing. Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Stanford Film Society. Contact: CLAS at 650-725-0502 for questions.



 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

San Francisco Art Institute Screening or ART and Revolutions

Standing next to a 1924 print showing Posada's famed calavera Catrina, Mexican Consul General in San Francisco, Dr. Andres Roemer, opened the Sept. 17 screening of Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions. Over one hundred attendees consisting of artists, students, professors and the general public watched the documentary. The ensuing Question and Answer session with director Victor Mancilla and producer Jim Nikas lasted longer than the film itself. Mission accomplished!