Join us for a Day of the Dead screening event, “The Earth Hungers for People” hosted by our Radicle Resident Artist, Cecilia Beaven.
We will be screening Macario by Roberto Gavaldón, followed by a conversation with Radicle Resident Artist, Cecilia Beaven and Alberto Ortega, Program Manager for the Katz Center For Mexican Studies.
About The Film
Macario: Three mysterious deities visit impoverished peasant Macario (Ignacio López Tarso) when his wife (Pina Pellicer) prepares for him his favorite meal, a whole turkey. After withholding the succulent bird from both God (José Luis Jiménez) and the Devil (José Gálvez), Macario finally offers half to Death (Enrique Lucero), hoping the gesture will stave off his own demise. As a reward, Death offers Macario healing water that will work only at the discretion of Death himself.
Cecilia Beaven (she/her) is a visual artist and art instructor from Mexico City. Cecilia holds an MFA from SAIC and a BFA from ENPEG La Esmeralda (Mexico City). Cecilia’s multidisciplinary artwork has been shown in solo shows in Mexico City, Houston, and Chicago, as well as in group exhibitions in Mexico, the US, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, and Japan including in the Hyde Park Art Center’s Ground Floor Biennial. Through her multimedia work Cecilia develops a speculative mythology with unique visual narratives. She affirms her creative agency by modifying existing tales and mythology and seamlessly adding fiction and personal anecdotes bringing a unique perspective on Mexican identity that goes beyond folklore and mainstream ideas of Mexico.
This event requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.