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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
We are embracing Latino heritage month in a different light, presenting acclaimed movies about the indigenous populations in Latin America. These movies are recorded with natives original
dialect w/ Subtitles in English.
Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun!!!
One time membership — $ 7 General.
— 21 Wins & 20 award nominations
“Ixcanul” is named for the active volcano on which teenaged María (María Mercedes Coroy) lives with her parents (María Telón and Manuel Antún) in a small village. They grow coffee and live on the volcano's slopes, mostly isolated from the modern world. María has been promised in marriage to Ignacio (Justo Lorenzo), a supervisor, but she wants to run away with Pepe (Marvin Coroy), who is headed for the United States. She is fascinated with stories of America. It's where she wants to be.
“Ixcanul” combines its fable-like plot with striking realism. Shot luminously by Luis Armando Arteaga, each frame holds steady on its subject, inviting the audience to calmly observer the daily routines and customs of its subjects in saturated colors that seem almost to glow. They harvest coffee, cook dinner, bathe, kiss, discuss pregnancy in terms of traditional medicine.