Mariachi Movie Night

Program Running Time 100 min.

The 5th MARIACHI FESTIVAL CANADA is scheduled from May 15th to May 20th 2013 in various cities and locations in Canada, including a Mariachi Gala in Vancouver on Saturday May 18th 2013. The festival features mariachis, dancers and performers from Mexico, USA and Canada. For a full calendar and information please visit: RATED: PG

Films in Program

(Ay Jalisco, No Te Rajes!‘ ("Hey Jalisco, Don’t Back Down!"))
Directed By: Joselito Rodriguez
(Mexico, 1941, 100 mins, DVD)

In rural Mexico, when a young boy’s parents are killed, he is raised by a farm worker and the town’s barman, who instills a desire of vengeance in him, and as an adult he romances a young woman who is going to marry a rich man to save her father from financial ruin. This 1941 Mexican film classic became an enormous hit and features Jorge Negrete as the first cinematic singing Mariachi. This performance made Negrete an international Latin film star and launched the appearance of singing mariachis in films.