Viva la Revolución
By David Johanssen
Son of humble parentage but a natural-born leader, Mexican revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata was determined by the “land reforms” of dictator Porfirio Diaz. Based on the reforms, peasants often lost their land and were sometimes then held in servitude by large plantations. Abuses against the peasant farmers escalated until the seeds of revolution were born. Zapata formed and commanded the Liberation Army. He is recognized as one of the greatest heroes of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
Documentary and Discussion
Richard Dawkins: Virus of Faith
Fri, Aug 19, 5pm
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Sat, Aug 20, 5pm
100 pesos (includes drink)
Wed, Aug 24, 5pm
100 pesos (Includes drink)
Documentary and Discussion
Risking it All: Children at the Border
Fri, Aug 26, 5pm
Rosa Guadalupe: “Heart to Heart”
Sat, Aug 27, 7:30pm
All events at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
Don’t miss our showing of the rare, classic 1952 film Viva Zapata! on Wednesday, August 24, at 5pm and discuss its modern implications with Dr. Luis Casillas, noted historian and World Bank economist who will host our post-film discussion. Starring Marlin Brando and Anthony Quinn (who won an Oscar for his performance) and written by John Steinbeck, the film remains a Hollywood triumph. “. . . [Zapata] throbs with a rare vitality, and a masterful picture of a nation in revolutionary torment has been got by Director Elia Kazan.” —The New York Times. 100 pesos (includes drink).
Richard Dawkins: The Virus of Faith, Friday, August 19, at 5pm. In this hard-hitting statement of personal belief, noted scientist and the world’s most prominent atheist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and what he claims is the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society. Dawkins goes inside fundamentalist religious schools in Britain to explore the segregated and controlled way some children are educated—from social prejudices to creationism in science. Discussion to follow. 50 pesos.
The sensuous Rosa Guadalupe returns to the Shelter stage Saturday, August 27, at 7:30pm for another romantic tour of Latin America, this time with boleros, the songs of love from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Cuba. Joined by Remy Fenoy on the Cuban tres guitar, the duo will get you feeling “Heart to Heart” in that very special Latin way. Tickets to Rosa’s always-popular shows are now available at the Biblioteca or online at sheltervg4.com. If you love romance, you won’t want to miss this one!
Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a short walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming events. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. Events subject to cancellation if minimum attendance not met.