January 25, 2017, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Wednesday January 25 the MCI will host a screening of the short documentary The Awakened Heart, an award-winning documentary directed by Giovanni Morricone and Simonetta D'Italia. Centering on Crecemos, an education and nutrition center in Oaxaca, Mexico, The Awakened Heart brings viewers into the home of Carlos Avedaño Salas, a 10-year boy and his family whose lives have been transformed through the dedicated service provided by Crecemos staff. The documentary has already been accepted in various film festivals and has recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2016 Festigious International Film Festival.

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
January 25, 2017, 6:45pm

February 19, 4:30 at the National Gallery of Art


Don't miss a screening of the Mexican film Pancho Villa's Revenge with live musical accompaniment by Mexican American artists Kiko Rodriquez and Tania Rodriguez Glenn. La Venganza de Pancho Villa - compiled from newsreels, fiction footage, and other sources about the exploits of the revolutionary Mexican leader Pancho Villa - was inspired by the legendary film The Life of General Villa (1916). Itinerant showmen Félix Padilla and son Edmundo of twin cities Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, created the film. The Padillas presented cinema throughout the Mexico-US border regions during the 1920s and 1930s, often featuring hand-cranked 78rpm recordings as musical accompaniment. Live music for this performance has been composed for string quartet, two Mexican American vocalists, and a track consisting of historic 1920s recordings from the Mexican American borderlands.

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National Gallery of Art
4th St NW at Constitution Ave NW
East Building Auditorium
February 19, 4:30