Film: Calling Home the Dead/Llamar a los muertos a casa
November 2, 2017
The villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro lovingly clean and adorn graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, and special foods, preparing for the shared remembrance of Día de los Muertos. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead is a visually stunning exploration of indigenous practices seldom seen outside Mexico, celebrating the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
“On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be
made easy, they say, and not slippery with tears.”
2011; Jim Hill & Meesh Rheault Miller; Spanish with English subtitles; 47 minutes; not rated.
For further information, please visit www.callinghomethedead.com.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show