REDCAT welcomes film curator and historian Abraham Castillo Flores for a one-of-a-kind live celebration at the threshold of Halloween and Día de Muertos. Bursting with bristling film clips and unheard-of stories from the cinematic beyond, this must-see psychotronic performative lecture will invoke the legends of Mexican folklore that have manifested themselves throughout the years in the country’s delirious cinema of fantasy and horror: La Llorona, El Santo, La Momia, La Muerte, and El Diablo. These mythical figures remain deeply ingrained in the Mexican collective psyche. And through cycles of hibernation and euphoric popularity, they reflect the paradoxical relationship between the reverence for and mockery of death and the afterlife that Mexican culture is known for around the world.
In-person: Abraham Castillo Flores