Teatro Santa Ana

Center for Global Justice presents:
Fidel: The Untold Story
Tue, Dec 13, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos
Fidel Castro was one of the major world figures of the last sixty years, an unusual distinction for a leader of a small country. Loved by many, hated by some, Fidel (as he was affectionately called) guided Cuba in its effort to achieve independence and national dignity to become a socialist society. Now his nation is joined by millions around the world to mourn his death at age 90.

The public persona of Fidel is familiar to us all. But the human being behind that is often illusive. Estela Bravo’s 2001 film Fidel: The Untold Story juxtaposes the personal and the anecdotal with the history of the first 40 years of the Cuban Revolution and Castro’s fight to survive the post-Soviet period and the continued US embargo. It includes original and unusual interviews with Castro and exclusive footage from Cuban State archives, offering an intimate view into one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. For the first time on film, we see Fidel Castro in a more intimate light, swimming with his bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club.

Today many are asking “What’s going to happen after Fidel’s death?” The best answer to that question came some years ago from Ricardo Alarcon, then President of Cuba’s parliament. “Well, you know, people probably asked that question in the time of Mozart, too.’What’s going to happen to music after Mozart?’ But you know, after Mozart, there was still music. In fact, after Mozart, there was still Mozart’s music.”


Tue, Dec 13, 7pm
Sala Quetzal
150 pesos

Gabe Hizer is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. At the age of 16, Gabe won a Downbeat magazine scholarship for summer study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, from which he later graduated with a degree in Jazz Composition. As a professional guitar teacher for 12 years, he developed great technique in finger-picking, flat-picking, and jazz harmony (as well as much patience!). After leading several rock and blues bands in New England, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent 18 years honing his songwriting skills, co-writing with other songwriters, and recording his first CD of original songs, Persistence of Memory.

Since moving permanently to San Miguel de Allende in 2014, he has collaborated with many of the wonderful musicians also residing in this magical town. (Perhaps one or more of them will show up at some of the upcoming concerts!)

If you like James Taylor, Joni Mitchel, Jackson Browne, blues, country, and some romantic bossa nova tunes, you’ll love this intimate concert of original songs (and great guitar playing and singing).

One hundred percent of net proceeds will be donated to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel.


Gypsy Guitar by Javier Estrada
Wed, Dec 14, 7pm
Sala Quetzal.
Reloj 50 A
100 pesos
Remote, sleepy eyes, with a lost look on the vast horizon, wearing arrogant colors and wrapped in the music of the infinite hymn of the poor squeals of their wrecked carts, decorated with the sounds of the hoofs of the solitary horses, they enter these lands in the fifteenth century.

In this guitar concert, Javier Estrada will describe with musical notes and poetry, the life of the Roma people. Do not miss this unique experience.

Harp and Flamenco Guitar by Sergio Basurto
Thu, Dec 15, 7:30 pm
Teatro Santa Ana
150 pesos
San Miguel Allende is a city that today is an important reference point for poets and musicians. The various artistic manifestations have managed to create a plural and inclusive city. Listen and feel all that is done in this little corner of the bajio.

In this context the concert harp and guitar of Sergio Basurto is a necessary and unforgettable experience. We hear a tour with Latin American music from Venezuela, Cuba, Paraguay, Spain, and Mexico. The harp is magic and the master shows the way to know this vast music.

The second half of the concert is flamenco poetry and feeling. Here the guitarist brilliantly plays and stimulates the heart.
The Fidel Castro Tapes
Sat, Dec 17, 2pm
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career from PBS.
No One Writes to the Colonel
Sat, Dec 17, 3pm
Spanish, English subtitles
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos
No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) is a 1999 Spanish-language film directed by Arturo Ripstein. It was an international co-production between France, Spain, and Mexico, based on the eponymous novella by Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez.
The Goat Feast
Sun, Dec 18, 2pm
English, Spanish subtitles
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos
Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, this is the story of Urania Cabral, a beautiful, kind, intelligent and independent Manhattan lawyer who, after 30 years returns to the Dominican Republic to face her ghosts and the horrifying circumstances that altered her life forever when she was a teenager and Rafael Leónidas Trujillo a.k.a “El Chivo” (The Goat) was the iron-handed ruler of this island paradise. After Urania faces her past, nothing in her present or future will ever be the same again.
Película para niños
Susurros del Corazón
Sáb, Dic 17, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Shizuku Tsukishima es una adolescente aficionada a la lectura que tiene como plan de vacaciones pasar todo el verano leyendo en la biblioteca y traduciendo canciones extranjeras. Para su sorpresa, sus planes dan un giro cuando descubre que hay un mismo nombre, Seiji Amasawa, en las fichas de los libros que coge en la biblioteca. Un día en el tren, se encuentra con un gato misterioso que le llevará a la tienda donde Seiji trabaja como aprendiz de lutier. Seiji le cuenta a Shizuku que su sueño es ir a Cremona, Italia, donde aprenderá mejor la técnica de elaboración de violines. También le anima a realizar su sueño, escribir libros. A partir de entonces, Shizuku y Seiji se prometen que estarán siempre juntos.

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