José Guadalupe Posada

Art and Revolutions Pasada

By David Johanssen

ART and Revolutions is a documentary revealing for the first time on film the untold story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Frida Kahlo surrounded her apartment with his art to help keep her sanity while living in New York. Her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, described his art as “so great that perhaps one day his name will be forgotten!”

Documentary and Discussion
ART and Revolutions: José Guadalupe Posada
Fri, Jul 24, 2pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth part 1
Fri, Jul 24, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Concert
María Jimena: Classics in French, Spanish and English
Sat, Jul 25, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
The Fall of the Aztecs
Tue, Jul 28, 5pm
50 pesos (In English)

Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Jul 28, 7:30pm
30 pesos (Includes drink)

Live Concert
Journey Through Latin America with Rosa Guadalupe
Wed, Jul 29, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Joseph Campbell:
The Power of Myth, part 2
Fri, Jul 31, 5pm
50 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

José Guadalupe Posada’s art lampooned politicians, recorded vivid images of the Mexican Revolution, and inspired Mexico’s famed Taller Gráfica Popular to use art for social causes, which helped the Cuban Revolution succeed. It adorned concert tickets for The Grateful Dead and leaps to life annually as the skeletal images seen during Day of the Dead, so popular now that even Disney and Pixar are planning a Day of the Dead film. Yet Posada’s influence is rarely associated with his name, his true story virtually unknown.

Friday, July 24, at 2 pm, Shelter presents: ART and Revolutions. Three-and-a-half years in the making, fueled by a passionate desire to tell Posada’s story, the documentary was shot on location in Mexico by director Victor Mancilla. 50 pesos.

Join us Saturday, July 25, for a live concert in French, English and Spanish with María Jimena and Alex Camarena Quiros. María Jimena has been delighting audiences across Mexico with her soulfull cabaret performances of classics from around the world. Jimena’s vocal style was nurtured in the “bel canto” tradition of classical music.

She will be singing songs in French with “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf, traditional songs from Mexico like “Bésame Mucho” and classic love songs from the United States like “Fever” which was originally recorded by Little Willie John in 1956. María Jimena will give you fever in the morning and fever all through the night, she’ll give you fever. 150 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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