Abraham Castillo Flores: The Pentagram of Mexican Cinema Horror Legends

Abraham Castillo Flores: The Pentagram of Mexican Cinema Horror Legends

REDCAT welcomes film curator and historian Abraham Castillo Flores for a one-of-a-kind live celebration at the threshold of Halloween and Día de Muertos. Bursting with bristling film clips and unheard-of stories from the cinematic beyond, this must-see psychotronic performative lecture will invoke the legends of Mexican folklore that have manifested themselves throughout the years in the country’s delirious cinema of fantasy and horror: La Llorona, El Santo, La Momia, La Muerte, and El Diablo. These mythical figures remain deeply ingrained in the Mexican collective psyche. And through cycles of hibernation and euphoric popularity, they reflect the paradoxical relationship between the reverence for and mockery of death and the afterlife that Mexican culture is known for around the world.

Curated by Bérénice Reynaud and Eduardo Thomas as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

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SUN 10/31
8:30 pm

This virtual screening is available for 24 hours after the event begins. Virtual screenings do not include access to pre or post event talks. 

In keeping with current LA County Public Health requirements and Music Center policy, and for the safety and comfort of our community, all patrons and visitors must provide proof of full vaccination. All patrons and visitors must also wear a mask while in our space except when eating or drinking.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff