The Puerto Vallarta Culture Institute Presents “Macario”

Marco Antonio Caudillo acts and directs the collection of short stories adopted from “El Llano en Llamas” by Rulfo in 1953. (The Burning Plain) The monologue will plays-out every Tuesday at 6 PM in the Cuele Cultural Center Auditorium, beginning October 22. “Macario” is an example of the literary movement of “Magic Realism”. Written like...
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Screenings Begin at Morelia Film Festival in Mexico

Morelia Film Festival, the most important in Mexico, began on Friday with the screening of the new movie from Mexican Alejandro González Iñarritu: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Birdman has been highly acclaimed by critics from the various festivals in which it has already been screened, and is a strong favorite for winning...
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The Perfect Dictatorship Hits Theaters

Cinemas throughout Mexico on Thursday premiered Mexican director Luis Estrada’s film the “‘Perfect Dictatorship,” a name derived from a quote by author Mario Vargas Llosa to describe Mexico’s political system at a time before the year 2000h that the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) had been ruling the country uninterruptedly for about 70 years. In 2000...
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9th Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival

The 9th Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival, which will run from October 29 to November 9, will screen 103 documentaries and 72 short films, revealed the organizers at press conference Wednesday. The festival will take place in 12 theaters and 28 public spaces in Mexico City, and some of the documentaries will be screened...
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‘Book of Life’ Animated Movie Brings Day of the Dead to US Theaters Friday

“I never saw myself or my family or my friends up on the screen in animation,” Gutierrez said. “I kept waiting for the Latina princess to show up, and she never did.” Gutierrez embarked on a 14-year journey to make “The Book of Life,” out in U.S. theatres on Friday, drawing on Mexican art and...
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ArtWalk Puerto Vallarta Returns October 29, 2014

Every October kicks off the official opening of the ArtWalk Puerto Vallarta Season with art galleries and events exhibiting local and international artists. The Puerto Vallarta ArtWalk Season is held every Wednesday night from October 29th, 2014 to May 27th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at downtown art galleries. The participating galleries in...
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Puerto Vallarta’s Act II Stages Announced 2014-2015 Season Lineup

The season officially opened with the return of funny man and playwright, DEL SHORES, on October 1st, and the INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE of Del Shores’ newest AWARD WINNING movie, SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at ACT II Main Stage Theater November 1st at 7:00 p.m. V.I.P. seating is available as well as a cost-saving ticket package! ASSORTED FRUITS...
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Eugenio Derbez to Host Latin Grammy Awards

In an interview on the Univision program “Despierta America,” the actor said that the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences confirmed Monday his designation as host and that in the coming days he will meet with its team of creatives to prepare “the best awards ceremony possible,” to be held at the MGM Grand...
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Meandering Musings and Favorite Foods in Puerto Vallarta

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Anthony Bourdain On The Love Affair with Mexico

World traveler, writer and chef Anthony Bourdain took to his blog in an effort to uncover the underlying currents that make up the often complex, yet never ending love affair between the U.S. and Mexico. As a whole, Americans make no secret about their love for Mexican food and drink, happily consuming enormous quantities of...
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Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81

Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a hospital in Fillmore, California, after a...
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“Junk Food” Makers Finding it Hard to Become “Health Food” Makers in Mexico

Companies trying to launch healthier snack options in Mexico, where the government has been cracking down on junk food through taxes and advertising restrictions, find that the products are often a tough sell. Carmela Rivero, vice president of product research and development at PepsiCo Inc. Mexican operation recounted tales of several recent misfires at an...
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