For someone like me who doesn't even go to the movie theater to see movies, it was quite an interesting experience to head to the Bibliotecha two weeks ago to see RAISE HELL.
What a delightful experience it was to sit in the theater and be surrounded by people who were laughing and giggling and thoroughly enjoying a documentary about Molly and politics! Indeed.
Both showings were sold out so the producers granted permission for it to be shown a third time - on March 17th at 2PM. Get thee online or go to the ticket office at the Bibliotecha, quickly and get a
ticket. WHAT FUN it was to see Molly as only Molly could be. Witty, precise, and a great journalist who took no guff from anyone. She was and is much loved and missed.
Since that was so enjoyable, tickets were purchased online to see Moving, which was about dance.
That was just about all I knew at the time.
The segment that really struck me was a group in South Korea along with refugees from North Korea and China who had successfully escaped. Some of the footage was shocking, especially about North Korea. It was on my mind for days after seeing it.
Up coming is Renegade Dreamers about musicians in the 1950's and 1960's. Then there is Incarcerated Rhythm about a dance group in a men's prison. Both sound intriguing.
These documentaries are all award winners. The other interesting fact is that no documentaries are shown unless the producers agree to come to San Miguel for the screening to discuss their process and the film. They speak after the film and then have a brief question and answer session.
Of course, since this is Mexico, margaritas and/or lemonade are offered gratis at the conclusion of the filmings. Viva Mexico!
For further information, please go to www.reeldocs.org where you can read much more about the beginning of this group and more information as well about each presentation this season. New this year, is that you can order tickets online which is a wonderful service.
All proceeds from these films goes back to the Bibliotecha for all the programs for the Mexican children and residents of San Miguel!
Oh, and by the way, I received word yesterday that if you have Amazon Prime, which I don't, you can see the above two documentaries on their site on your TV. I sure want to see both of them again!
Thanks to Jennifer Posner and Caren Cross who as visionaries started this program. With Caren's passing, Jennifer has carried on to improve upon it year after year after year.
Remember www.reeldocs.org. See you there.