Alamos Film FestivalLast modified: April 11, 2014
Come One, Come All… It’s movietime!
The photo above is from the closing ceremony at the Palacio. The theme of the festival was “100 years of Maria Felix” and Miguel Castillo is singing “Maria Bonita” with Maria Felix’s eyes projected onto the screen behind him. After he finished singing we played the movie “Yerba Mala” which was filmed in Alamos two years ago. There were 700 seats filled in the Palacio for the closing ceremony.
Meanwhile outside in the streets
More people were lining up outside and we were out of seats, so we made the announcement that we would also show “Yerba Mala” in the Plaza. An additional 500 people showed up to see it in the plaza.
Maria Felix exhibition
On Saturday, April 5th there was also a Maria Felix exhibition in the museum. The exhibit was organized by our festival president, René Solis and was put together by a curator from the museum of Popular Arts in Mexico City. The exhibition will stay in the museum for at least a month and then will go to Mexico City and Paris this summer.
Notes courtesy of John Sheedy. John is a teacher at the United World College as well as Director of the Alamos Film Festival and a filmmaker.
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