Film Screening: Brimstone & Glory
Presented by the 60th SFFILM Festival and The Mexican Museum
Burning Man has nothing on Tultepec’s charging toritos and exploding castillos. Mexico’s weeklong National Pyrotechnic Festival may sound like a relatively tame event, but it is in fact sheer unbridled madness.
Friday, March 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
In partnership with the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, The Mexican Museum is proud to present the exhibition Tramas Urbanas (Urban Patterns), featuring the textural work of acclaimed Mexican visual artist Paloma Torres. Created over the last three years as part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA), Tramas Urbanas is a visually provocative collection of abstract sculptures and handmade textiles based on a series of aerial photographs the artist took over Mexico City.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
The Mexican Museum
Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large Mexican maize producers, SUNÚ knits together different stories from a threatened rural world. The documentary journeys deep into the heart of a country where people are determined to stay free, to work the land and cultivate their seeds, to be true to their cultures and forms of spirituality, all in a modern world that both needs them and despises them. SUNÚ reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever. The film shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion that will include Director Teresa Camou and Gabriela Cámara, renowned chef and owner of Contramar and Cala in Mexico City and San Francisco. They will be at the museum to discuss the topics and questions raised by the film after the screening.