The Narco Culture
By David Johanssen
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. Where does narco culture and narco reality converge?
How to Be an Earthling: Scoop Nisker
Sat, Feb 7, 7pm
Tues, Feb 10, 4pm
Wed, Feb 11, 5pm
The Tango Lesson
Thu, Feb 12, 5pm
All events at:
Vicente Guerrero 4
Join us for a discussion on this compelling topic on Tuesday, February 10, at 4pm, as we present Narco Cultura, an explosive look at the drug cartels’ pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narco-corrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War. 50 pesos.
Saturday, February 7, at 7pm, is the Wesley Nisker Show. In this widely acclaimed comic monologue, Wes Scoop Nisker explores the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age.
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, February 11, at 5pm, see Apocalypto. As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. 50 pesos.
Thursday, February 12, at 5pm is The Tango Lesson. The film tells of Sally, a filmmaker and screenwriter suffering from writer’s block. She is dissatisfied with her film project; she travels to Paris, where she sees the dancer Pablo Verón performing tango. She becomes obsessed with the dance and offers Pablo a part in her film in exchange for dance lessons. The two become involved as dancers and lovers. By donation.
Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin. We have the biggest screen in Centro. Telephone 154 7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming films, and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from “Teatro Shelter.”