Banned in China

El Chapo Guzman

By David Johanssen

The documentary about air pollution that went viral in China and around the world went offline as of last Saturday. The independently produced documentary, Under the Dome, attracted hundreds of millions of views after being released. The video follows the personal investigation of Chai Jing, who confronts the issues of smog as a new mother. The initial release of the video appeared to be tolerated by the Chinese government and was even hailed as a sign of the government’s willingness to tackle the pollution problem. But about a week after the film’s release, the video had been banned. Join us for a documentary and discussion Thursday, April 2, at 4pm as Shelter presents Under the Dome. The documentary has been hailed as a watershed for China’s air pollution problem, and has been compared to An Inconvenient Truth and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. 50 pesos.

Live Concert
Mex-Urban Blues
Fri, Mar 27, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Live Concert
Los Mexgitanos: Gypsy Jazz
Sat, Mar 28, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Drug Lord: The Legend of El Chapo
Tues, Mar 31, 4pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Under the Dome: Investigating China’s Smog
Thu, Apr 2, 4pm
50 pesos

Classic Theater
Paul Robeson
By James Earl Jones
Fri, Apr 3, 7pm
100 pesos (Champagne Cinema)

All in Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Friday, March 27, at 7:30pm, Shelter Theater presents Mex-Urban Blues. Richard Webb joins with master guitarist Rolando Gotes to bring you some very funky sounds of the Piedmont Blues mixed with the Latin music of Rolando Gotes. From the Appalachians to the southern bayous to Mexico City, don’t miss this foot-stomping concert. 150 pesos.

Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm, Shelter Theater presents live and in concert, Los Mexgitanos. The passionate gypsy jazz musicians Almitri Tzigane and Al D’yolanda Camarena Quiros are back with a renowned violin player and percussionist. 150 pesos.

Join us for a documentary and discussion on the story of El Chapo Guzmán on Tuesday, March 31at 4pm. Drug Lord: The Legend of El Chapo is a documentary that chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord. Forbes magazine called him the biggest drug lord of all time, surpassing the infamy of Pablo Escobar. 50 pesos.

Friday, April 3, at 7pm, join us for Champagne Cinema and James Earl Jones’ classic one man show: Paul Robeson. We remember Robeson for his haunting bass baritone singing “Ol’ Man River” and for his pro-Communist political stances that got him blacklisted during the McCarthy era. 100 pesos, includes a glass of bubbly.

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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