February 24, 2023
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Ixcanul" *For Adults
Friday, February 24, 2023
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Ixcanul"- a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Ixcanul" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.
Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, IXCANUL chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.
Winner of the Alfred Bauer award and nominee for the Golden Berlin Bear award at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.
Running Time: 91 mins
Filmmaker: Jayro Bustamante
Features: Marvin Coroy, Justo Lorenzo, Manuel Antun, Maria Telon, andMaria Mercedes Coroy
Language: Kaqchikel, Spanish
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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