Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

New Cinema From Latin America: Las Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell)

February 20th, 2013
7:00PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO [MARIMBAS FROM HELL]
Julio Hernández Cordón / 75 min. / 2010 / Guatemala, Mexico, France.

Don Alfonso plays the marimba (xylophone) for a living but as his traditional music is seen as increasingly old-fashioned, he finds himself without a job. When his glue-sniffing godson introduces him to Blacko, an old heavy-metal legend of the Guatemalan underground, they decide to do something radical and fuse the sounds of the marimba with heavy metal. This innovative‘€“some might say bizarre‘€“idea sparks the beginning of an unexpected collaboration.

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This series is sponsored by the Tulane University Film Studies Program’s Silverstein Fund, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the
Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with
United StatesUniversities.

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