Mariachi, an essential part of Mexican culture, is more than just music; it is a lifestyle that views the world from a macho perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi and when the Mariachi women sing about death, love, and poverty, the heavy issues of everyday life in Mexico City appear slightly more bearable.
Date: Sunday, February 8, 12:00PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul
Filmmaker Doris Dörrie will join the audience following the screening.
Doris Dörrie is one of the most famous filmmakers in Germany. Since 1976 she has made more than 30 feature films and received numerous national and international awards. Among her well- known films are Bliss, Naked, Am I Beautiful and Nobody Loves Me. In 1999, she was a member of the international jury at the Festival de Cannes. She is currently Professor for Creative Writing at the University of Television and Film in Munich.