DJ XL5′S MEXICAN ZAPPIN’ PARTY
An authentic Mariachi orchestra will be present from 6 30 pm
Screening starts at 9pm.
In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the next day, Saturday June 30th.
Presented by St-Ambroise and Fantasia.
DJ XL5 and Spiritual son of Santo will be present
DJ XL5 invites you to discover the cinema of Mexico, from its golden age to today. It’s nothing less than a full-on filmic fiesta rounding up trailers and scenes from over 60 movies from then and now. On the Mexican menu are zany situations, rock ’n’ roll comedies, horror flicks, slo-mo shoot-outs, masked wrestlers, a mountain of firearms, monsters both snappy and crappy and, of course, big moustaches galore. This program celebrates the best and the worst (and the best of the worst!) of Mexican film.
The show is divided into some distinct sections — retro comedies, the golden age of horror, masked wrestlers and contemporary horror. In the first of these, you’ll find plenty of resolutely kitschy musical comedies. The classic horror segment showcases a series of movies that mixed the monster mash of Universal, the Hammer style and the notions of Italy’s Mario Bava. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, giant gorillas, psycho killers and other denizens of the dark, all with that distinctive Mexican touch. Here’s your chance to familiarize yourself with the work of directors like Benito Alazraki, Rafael Baledón, René Cardona, Fernando Méndez, Rafael Portillo and Chano Urueta. Obviously, when we get to the masked wrestlers, you’re guaranteed the presence of El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras and other champions of the ring — and of justice! You love mariachis and sombrero-clad guitar ensembles, you’re in luck — an authentic mariachi orchestra will be present … in the flesh, no less! —so lace up your lucha mask… ¡vámonos!