Thanksgiving Romance Comes to Shelter

The New World

By David Johanssen

Thanksgiving means much more than talking turkey! It’s also about romance. In 1608 an Indian girl with a crush saved an intrepid adventurer’s life. The story begins when Indians ambush John Smith and two companions. Smith is taken to the chief, Powhatan, who elects to have him clubbed to death in a ritual ceremony. Only when the chief’s daughter, Pocahontas, literally throws herself between him and his executioners does the chief relent. Smith later wrote, “When they were ready with their clubs to beat out my brains, Pocahontas, the king’s dearest daughter, when no entreaty could prevail, got my head in her arms, and laid her own upon mine to save me from death.”

Documentary and Discussion
The Other Side of Immigration
Fri, Nov 20, 5pm
50 pesos

Tango Therapy Workshop
Sat, Nov 21, 11am
400 pesos or 600 pesos per couple

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Sun, Nov 22, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Non-Duality with Ravi Nathwani
Tue, Nov 24, 4pm
70 pesos

Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Nov 24, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Documentary and Discussion
First Peoples of the Americas
Wed, Nov 25, 5pm
50 pesos

The New World: True Thanksgiving Romance
Fri, Nov 27, 6pm
70 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us Friday, November 27, at 6pm for a film and discussion of this dramatic love story in Pilgrim America as we present The New World: the story of true romance in the new world. The Seattle Times raved about the film’s director. “Malick paints the celluloid like a canvas, filling it with rapturous images of wild America, its flowing fields of grass, rivers teeming with fish, and the endless horizon.” 70 pesos (includes complimentary champagne).

What was life like in America before Columbus?  Join us for a documentary and discussion on the First Peoples of the Americas on Wednesday, November 25, at 5pm. It has long been thought that the first Americans were Clovis people, who arrived 13,000 years ago from Asia. But an underwater discovery in Mexico suggests people arrived much earlier—by boat.

Sunday, November 22, at 5pm, The Stanford Prison Experiment: A new film based on real-life research.  The Chicago Sun-Times raves, “It is the kind of movie that raises as many questions as it answers. You won’t be able to shake this one off easily.” 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent.


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