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X-Rated Saturday at Shelter


By David Johanssen

Depictions of sex have existed since prehistoric cave paintings, but when such material found its way into American cinema in the 1970s, the uptight nation was aghast. Now, the tasteful documentary X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time shows how we overcame our concerns as Showtime director Bryn Pryor brings the history of cinema sex to Shelter on Saturday, March 7, at 7pm. Combining scintillating film clips of classic adult movies with candid interviews of the biggest stars in the industry, this erotic documentary is the definitive look at the art of carnal films and how America evolved. Hosted by San Miguel’s own sexy and ever adventurous Crystal Calderoni, it promises to be an evening of naughty surprises, complete with complimentary glass of bubbly. 100 pesos.

Mark Twain Tonight! (Hal Holbrook)
Fri, Mar 6, 7pm
100 pesos (Champagne Cinema)

X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
Sat, Mar 7, 7pm
100 pesos (Champagne Cinema)

Documentary and Discussion
The Fifth World of the Aztecs
Tue, Mar 10, 5pm
50 pesos

Video Debate and Discussion
Gender in the 21st Century
Wed, Mar 11, 3pm
50 pesos

Give ‘em Hell Harry (J Whitmore)
Fri, Mar 13, 7 pm
100 pesos (Champagne Cinema)

All in:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Friday, March 6, at 7pm join us for “Champagne Cinema” and a presentation of Hal Holbrook’s classic one man show from 1967: “Mark Twain Tonight!” Recreating the one-man show that conquered Broadway, Holbrook portrays Mark Twain as he skewers politicians, newspapermen, and so-called patriots, as only America’s greatest humorist could. 100 pesos.

Tuesday, March 10, at 5pm, Shelter presents a documentary and discussion: The Fifth World of the Aztecs. Join us as we explore the dominance of the Aztec empire as well as the social rifts that Cortez was able to exploit. 50 pesos.

Wednesday, March 11, at 3pm, join us for a televised Munk Debate and an engaging discussion on Gender in the 21st Century. Maureen Dowd’s team argues that “men are obsolete today because women are emerging as the more successful sex” while Camile Paglia’s side argues “it is not male society but mother nature who lays the heaviest burden on woman.” 50 pesos.

Friday, March 13, at 7pm, join us for “Champagne Cinema” and James Whitmore’s classic one- man show, Give ‘em Hell Harry, depicting the 33rd American president. “A virtuoso performance. Astonishing. Beautifully articulated,” said the critics of 1975. 100 pesos.

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


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