Que Caramba Es la Vida (Dieses schöne Scheißleben)
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Showings
Sequoia 1Fri, Oct 3, 2014 6:00 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 1Sat, Oct 4, 2014 1:15 PM Not Available
 
Sequoia 2Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:00 AM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Germany
Year:2014
Running Time:90
Language:Spanish
Director:Doris Dörrie
Producer:Helge Albers
Screenwriter:Doris Dörrie
Cinematographer:Daniel Schönauer
Editor:Frank Müller
Cast:María del Carmen
Las Estrellas de Jalisco
Las Pioneras de Mexico
Print Source:Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH
Note Writer:Joanne Parsont
Description
FOCUS ¡VIVA EL CINE! With their guitars and horns, sombreros, and bedazzled outfits, mariachis have become a familiar representation of Mexican culture. And, despite its flamboyance, mariachi is a musical tradition with a decidedly masculine bent-one might even call it an old hombres club. But strong women always find a way to make their voices heard, as demonstrated each night on the Plaza Garibaldi in the heart of Mexico City. It is here that powerhouse vocalist Maria del Carmen holds her own amongst a horde of male musicians who generally frown upon her participation. And it is here that the mostly female group Las Estrellas de Jalisco ply their trade-housewives by day, mariachis by night. Director Doris Dörrie intimately documents their lives and their music, including the true matriarchs of the mariachi: members of the first female mariachi band formed more than 50 years ago, still going strong and still pouring their hearts into every song.

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF GERMANY
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LATINO COUNCIL AND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Sponsored by Pacific Sun

Additional Information

Doris Doerrie is one of the most famous filmmakers in Germany. Since 1976 she has made more than 30 feature films and received numerous national and international awards. Among her well- known films are BLISS (2012), HANAMI (2008, German Film Award in Silver/Bavarian Film Prize), NAKED (2002), AM I BEAUTIFUL? (1998) and NOBODY LOVES ME (1994). In 1999, she was a member of the international jury at the Festival de Cannes. Dörrie has also staged several operas since 2001 and is a well-known author of short stories and novels, among them THE BLUE DRESS (2002).