Join us this month for the screening of QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival which runs from January 29-February 1, 2015 in San Francisco.
This Lovely Shitty Life/QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA / Dieses Schöne Scheissleben
Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 pm
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it’s a lifestyle that views the world from a male perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi. The first women mariachi band that formed in 1958 is still performing. And then there’s a band of young female musicians who struggle with family issues and their vocation. Against the backdrop of Día de los Muertos, director Doris Dörrie accompanies them to their performances on the streets of Mexico and throughout their daily lives, singing about death, love and poverty.
Directed by Doris Dörrie. With- Magdalena ‘Malena’ Berrones, María del Carmen, Estrellas de Jalisco, Las Pioneras de Mexico
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