Friday, January 15, 2010

LA's Mexican Consulate Cultural Events

Did you know that the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles hosts a wide-variety of cultural events year round? Aside from the major festivities they sponsor across the city, they also host in-house events such as art exhibits, lectures, and film festivals. Last year they hosted Building Brides, an art exchange panel discussion with artists from the US and Mexico; Cuarteto Mexicano, string quartet; art exhibit by Lawrence J. Herrera; Viva Mexico LA kick-off reception; history of Mexican Cinema courses;  Candida Peña's "Piedras/Stones" exhibit; a Day of the Dead event called El Fieston de las Calavaras; Un Encuentro con Agustin Lara musical performance; and even children's events such as the screening of the film La Leyenda de la Nahuala and Q&A with the director.

Their next event is a look into the golden era of Mexican film with screenings of   Ahi esta el detalle (Juan Bustillo Oro, 1940) on January 21 and Historia de un gran amor (Julio Bracho, 1942) on January 28 both at 7pm at the Mexican Consulate. Each screening will be followed by a moderated discussion about the tecnical, historical, and artistic attributes of the film by Dr. Alejandro Pelayo. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Best of all it's free.

Where: Mexican Consulate, Sala Rafael de la Colina
2401 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Call: 213.351.6845
Email: Mariana Bermudez at Ask to be added to her e-mail list and receive notices of upcoming events at the Consulate and Consulate-sponsored events around town.
Their website is a little glitchy but you can check it out here:

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog amiga. It is beautiful, love the colors! :) Still promoting the old stomping ground, the institute! Que bien! Abrazotes...