Crossing Borders and Risking Everything

By David Johanssen


From Here to Eternity

More than six thousand immigrants have died crossing the southern US border since 1998. Often times no one knows who these people might have been when they were alive, where they came from, what their aspirations were, and why they would leave home, risk riding trains across Mexico and cross the desert of northern Sonora. Join us for a discussion on this compelling topic Tuesday, December 16 at 4pm as Shelter Theater continues its documentary series with Who is Dayani Cristal. The film recounts the journey of an unidentified immigrant whose body was found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path, director Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers. 40 pesos.

Filmed Concert
Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged
Fri, Dec 12, 5pm
75 pesos

Grand Hotel
Sun, Dec 14, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Who is Dayani Cristal
Tues, Dec 16, 4pm
40 pesos

From Here to Eternity
Wed, Dec 17, 5pm
50 pesos

Filmed Concert
Festival Express
Fri, Dec 19, 7:30pm
75 pesos

All events at:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Friday, December 12 at 5pm, Shelter’s concert series continues with Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged from 1994, one of his best performances. Rolling Stone magazine says, “Dylan has also shown once again to be powerful and fresh music, specific to no time, relevant to all.” 75 pesos.

Sunday, December 14 at 5pm, we continue our theater on screen series with Grand Hotel. This 1932 Oscar winner for best picture was directed by Edmund Goulding and stars Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, and Joan Crawford. A group of very different individuals stay at a luxurious hotel in Berlin and deal with their respective dramas. 50 pesos.

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for the Open Mic. It’s always a great show with a different line up of amateurs and professionals week by week. 30 pesos (includes drink).

Wednesday, December 17 at 5pm, we continue our best picture series with From Here to Eternity. This 1953 film boasts a legendary cast including: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra. A touching and tragic love story set in 1941 Hawaii. 50 pesos.

Friday, December 19 at 5pm, Festival Express featuring Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin: In the summer of 1970, some of the era’s biggest rock stars took to the rails for a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. 75 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming films, and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from “Teatro Shelter.


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