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Special Screening: Ixcanul (Volcano)

Date & Time:
March 8, 2018 | 7:00 pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library Central Location

Join LARC and the Calgary Public Library for a special International Women's Day screening of the award-winning film Ixcanul (2015). The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a dream-like depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, this gorgeously photographed film is an immersive journey into its characters' customs and beliefs, chronicling disappearing traditions and people with unblinking realism. One of the best-reviewed movies of 2016, Ixcanul was the first film Guatemala ever submitted for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Academy Awards. Following the film there will be Q&A and discussion led by local experts. 

In Kaqchikel & Spanish with English subtitles. 1hr33mins in total.  Free and open event.  Thursday March 8 @ 7pm, at the John Dutton Theatre, Central location of the Calgary Public Library 616 Macleod Trail SE.