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The Nameless Newcomers to America

By David Johanssen

Why do so many Central Americans risk their lives to come to the US? What happens to the families and communities they leave behind on the road to a better life? Would a change in immigrant policy open the floodgates or satisfy demand for low-skilled labor while bringing hardworking people out of the shadows to give them basic human rights? You will want to have these questions answered!

Morris From America
Fri, Jul 21, 5pm
100 pesos

Concert on Screen
Bruce Springsteen Live in Leeds
Sat, Jul 22, 7pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back
Wed, Jul 26, 5pm
100 pesos

Sundance Series Indie Film
Sin Nombre (Award Winner)
Fri, Jul 28, 5pm
100 pesos

All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4

Next Friday, July 28, at 5pm, Shelter presents the Sundance Film Festival award winner for both cinematography and directing: Sin Nombre (The Nameless). The film depicts the adventure of a young Honduran woman hungering for a brighter future as she crosses Mexico to the Unites States. According to The Washington Post, “Sin Nombre is pure filmmaking: a great story told in beautiful images.” After the film, we will discuss the current immigration debate and the courageous immigrants who make the dangerous trip north.

Friday, July 21, at 5pm, Shelter will screen Morris From America. Winner of best dramatic performance and best screenplay at the Sundance Film Festival, this heartwarming indie film is a hidden gem! What happens when a sweet black kid tries to make friends in Germany, one of the most lily-white countries on earth? The Philadelphia Enquirer praises, “The true-hearted insights about adolescence, about alienation, about parenting, about race, make it a must-see.”

Wednesday, July 26, at 5pm, we share Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back. In 1965, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker accompanied Bob Dylan to England to make a film about the singer/songwriter’s British tour. At the time, no one could have known how fortuitous Pennebaker’s timing would prove to be. Roger Ebert praises, “Unencumbered by voice-over or any sort of forced narrative, the result is an intimate and riveting look at Dylan unfiltered, a portrait of the artist as a 24-year-old superstar.” This is the classic film every Dylan fan must see to understand his roots.

So, where the heck is Shelter Theater? Nearby! Our logo’s on the Qué Pasa map in the upper left-hand corner, an easy 10-minute walk from the Jardín. See our calendar at for dates and online tickets. Like us on Facebook and Trip Advisor, and look for us on Lokkal/SM Events.


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