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Visit culturamazatlan.comMazatlan Movie Theater DirectoryTemporada Primavera -- our Spring / Summer cultural festival was a huge success, and four exciting cultural festivals are scheduled to take place in Mazatlan starting in just weeks!

X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television runs from September 2nd to September 12th and presents feature length and short films, as well as videos, produced and directed by women, offering audiences a great overview of the best of what female Latin American film makers are currently doing. All screenings are free!

Cineseptiembre, our international film festival, shows award-winning films from around the world from September 16th to September 22nd, 2014. A complete calendar of 2014 Cineseptiembre films and show times is posted below, and all the films are free!

Escena Mazatlan, our international theater festival, stages plays performed by theater companies from a half dozen countries from September 25th until October 2nd, 2014. This is the 4th season for this festival, and promises to be its most exciting yet! Most of the plays are free, and those that aren't are just 100 pesos per ticket!

Mazatlan Cultural Festival runs from October 9th until December 20th, 2014, and showcases all sorts of performance art and international performers in theater, dance and musical concerts!

Sinaloa Cultural Festival runs from October 13th until October 26th, 2014, and showcases a wide range of performance art and cultural exhibitions!

Primarily staged in venues throughout Mazatlan’s beautiful Centro Historico -- particularly the Angela Peralta Theater and Casa Haas -- many highlights of 2014 Fall / Winter cultural and performance season will be free, and the others will have very reasonable ticket prices!

In addition to the four festivals, the Mazatlan theater scene will be graced with three other theatrical events this season -- two concert series at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan Venados Showroom, and the world premier of an opera at the Angela Peralta Theater!

Country in Mazatlan is the creation of The Brenster and Carrum, perennial headliners at the Venados Showroom at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. This concert series brings some of the finest Canadian country singers and songwriters to Mazatlan for a special concert once a month from November 2014 thru April 2015.

Performers this season are Tiller's Folly, The Three Amigas, The Good Brothers, Joan Kennedy Band and Duane Steele.

Mazatlan Comedy Club presents America's finest comedians at the Venados Showroom within the Hotel Playa Mazatlan! This series of evenings of stand-up comedy run once a month from November 2014 until March 2015. Each show features two comics, a decicious buffet dinner and an open bar.

Comic pairings featured this season are Huck Flyn and Jim Summers; Bobbie Shropshire and Larry Elliott; Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley; Kat Simmons and Marc Yaffee; Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley.

La paloma y el ruiseñor (The Dove and the Nightingale) is a new opera about Angela Peralta created by acclaimed American composer Roger Bourland. The opera will have its world premier on Friday November 14, 2014, at the Angela Peralta Theater, with a second performance the following night.

With a libretto by Mitchell Morris and Spanish adaptation by Placido Domingo Jr., this Cultura-sponsored world premier promises to be a defining moment in the history of opera in Mazatlan!

About buying tickets and getting passes to free performances

Tickets for both performances at the Angela Peralta Theater and free events at other venues can be obtained at the Angela Peralta Theater ticket office just off the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico.

Ticket Office hours are 9am to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm.

Telephone 622 982 4446 (Ext 103 for English), credit cards accepted.

Free event note

Most free festival events still require a (free) ticket -- which are available at the Angela Peralta Theater ticket office, whether or not the performance is at Teatro Angela Peralta.

Angela Peralta Theater News / 18 July 2014

Teatro Angela Peralta will be closed until early October. Seven million pesos -- nearly $600,000 -- is being invested to install a new air conditioning system and new multimedia projector. The dressing rooms and bathrooms will also be remodeled, and the scenery workshop upgraded.


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About X Muestra Internacional de mujeres
en el cine y la television

The 2014 Mazatlán Women in Film and Television Festival / Calendar of upcoming film showings
September 2 - 12, 2014
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television (Tenth International Women in Film and Television) presents both short and feature-length international films directed by women, offering audiences a panorama of what female directors are currently doing in film and television.

Many of these fine films are award-winning documentaries.

Each of the six screenings includes two films: a longer film that is shown first and a short film shown to close out the show -- and all are free!


Free Film Festival MovieEn el Jardin Olvidado (Canada, 1995, 60 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Wednesday September 3, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

Directed by Marquise Lepage and based upon the novel by Kate Morton, the Canadian film En el Jardin Olvidado (The Forgotten Garden) follows the journeys of a young girl who is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913.

Nell arrives in Australia alone, with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dock master and his wife and raised as their own.

On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, Nell sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her history and find her real identity.


Pioneras (Mexico, 15 minutes)

Directed by Katia Morales Gaitán, Pioneras (Pioneer) has been screened at film festivals throughout Mexico.

Free tickets at the Angela Peralta Theater ticket office, 669 982 4446, Extension 103 for English


Free Film Festival MovieDel Corral a la Red (Mexico, 2011, 58 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Thursday September 4, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

Directed by Eva Bodenstedt, Del corral a la red is an internationally acclaimed documentary film about a village of farmers and fishermen on the coasts of Oaxaca. The story begins one hundred years ago, when everyone, even children, worked for a single man. One hundred years later they still work for a single man. What, if anything, changed between the beginning and the end of the 20th century?

Conflictos para llevar (Spain, 2012, 15 minutes)

Directed by Spanish director Luisa Medina, Conflictos para llevar (Conflicts to Carry) traces the story of a woman and her daughter who are fleeing an abuser. A chance encounter with a kind stranger leads to decisions that enable the three of them to make a new life.

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Free Film Festival MovieEn el Cuerpo Equivocado (Cuba, 2010, 52 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Friday September 5, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

En el Cuerpo Equivocado (In The Wrong Body) is a landmark film from Cuba produced in 2010. Directed by Marilyn Solaya, the film explores the moving story of Mavi Susel who, in 1988, became the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation. Beyond Mavi Susel's personal story, En el Cuerpo Equivocado paints a broader picture of homophobia and its history in Cuba, and the application of principles of true equality and democracy in modern socialist Cuba. Spanish with English subtitles.

Tacones cercanos (Cuba, 2008, 20 minutes)

Directed by Cuban-born Jessica Rodriguez, Tacones cercanos (Close Heels) was supported by Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, and has received rave reviews. This short documentary film explores the life of a Havana transvestite and how aspirations are challenged by the harshness of daily life in Cuba.

Free tickets at the Angela Peralta Theater ticket office, 669 982 4446, Extension 103 for English


Opera, Mexico y el Mundo
A free Mazatlan opera and dance performance staged outdoors in the Plaza Machado!
Friday September 5, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Plaza Machado / Centro Historico

Thrill to the sights and sounds of Orquesta de Cámara de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and Ballet Folklorico del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan as they perform classical music and traditional Mexican folk dance in the Plaza Machado!

Featuring soprano Viviana Báez, tenor Maruo Calderón and Organista sinfonico Aldo Delgadillo, this free outdoor concert / dance performance will feature everything from traditional Mexican music to the show tunes of Andrew Lloyd Weber.

And the timing couldn't be better: you should be able to get to the Plaza Machado in plenty of time after you've watched your two free X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television films at Casa Haas!


Te Quiero Dijiste
A Mazatlan opera performance staged at Casa Haas!
Saturday September 6, 2014 / 7pm / 100 pesos
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

Featuring soloists Karla Arce (a native of Mazatlan and current member of Guillermo Sarabia) and Jose M. Valenzuela (current resident of Mazatlan and seasoned opera soloist), Te Quiero Dijiste (Say I Love You) is an evening of Mexican musical fun.

Accompanied by piano (Pablo López Mejía), violin (Victor Osuna Lizarraga), trumpet (Jesus Becerra S. Ivannov) and percussion (Carlos Martínez), Te Quiero Dijiste promises to be an evening of Mexican music, dance and boleros!


Free Film Festival MovieNo quiero dormir sola (Mexico, 2012, 83 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Wednesday September 10, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

Directed by Natalia Beristáin who also shares writing credit with Gabriela Vidal, No quiero dormir sola (I Don't Want to Sleep Alone) is a moving drama about a young woman forced to care for her alcoholic grandmother.

During the day, Amanda is a woman with a smooth carefree life. But at night something is wrong: she cannot sleep if not accompanied. So, Amanda fills up her nights of lovers that help her fall asleep. The situation gets complicated when she has to take care of grandmother Dolores, a retired alcoholic actress who spends her days recalling her past glories and unresolved angers.

Daughter and granddaughter of theater actors, Natalia Beristáin found in this story a way to delve into her personal history and obsessions. No quiero dormir sola won the award for Best Mexican Feature Film at the Morelia Film Festival in 2013.


El Mundo de Noé (China, 2008, 11 minutes)

Directed by Yun Liang, El Mundo de Noé (Noah's World) is a flight of fantasy, and sometimes a small place is big enough for a great imagination!

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Free Film Festival MovieSignos Vitales (Canada, 2010, 87 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Thursday September 11, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

Directed by Sophie Deraspe, Signos Vitales (originally Signes Vitaux, Vital Signs) has been screened at film festivals all over the world. Universally acclaimed, this film has been lauded as a "story about life which is set with great courage amid the dying. What impressed us here was the poignancy of the visual language used by the director to portray the realm between life and death".

McPherson (Canada, 2012, 11 minutes)

Directed by Matrine Chartrand, this animated short film tells the story of the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company in Canada. A jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it "MacPherson" in honor of his friend. The animation is created with traditional paint-on-glass techniques, not digital technology.

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Free Film Festival MovieNo hay lugar lejano (Mexico, 82 minutes)
X Muestra Internacional de mujeres en el cine y la television / A free Film Screening!
Friday September 12, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Heriberto Frías and Mariano Escobedo

Directed by Michelle Ibaven, the documentary film No hay lugar lejano (No Place is Far Away) focuses on Julian, an 8 year-old Rarámuri Indian boy. Julian sees the construction of strange tourist attractions in the Sierra Tarahumara mountain range near his village.

For the community elders these events confirm the threat of displacement that, for decades, has been hanging over their town -- a very remote village -- where, ignored by government oficials, children grow up to leave and the elders stay to die.


Alma negra (Canada, 2000, 10 minutes)

Directed by Matrine Chartrand, in this this animated short film an old woman tells the story of her people to her grandson -- Egypt and slavery, the solitude of the cotton fields, the courage of slaves and the suffering, leaving us to hear the cracking of the slave-masters' whip, the dignity of singing and the deep voice of the Reverend Martin Luther King articulating African slaves' dreams of brotherhood and a better future for their children.

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About Cineseptiembre 2014
The 2014 Mazatlán Film Festival / Calendar of upcoming film showings
September 16 - 22, 2014
Various Locations / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre is the annual Mazatlan film festival.

Sponsored and staged by Cineseptiembre, A.C. with the support of Cultura Mazatlan and Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, this festival brings award-winning international cinema to audiences in Mazatlan.

In just five years, Cineseptiembre Mazatlan has become an international destination for films, with submissions for the 2014 season coming from over twenty countries.


Free Film Festival MovieOpening Ceremony and La vida después
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Screenings of Films!
Tuesday September 16, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

After the opening ceremonies for Cineseptiembre 2014, La vida después, (Mexico), directed by David Pablos, will be screened at the Angela Peralta Theater.

The story revolves around two brothers on a trip in search for their mother who disappears after leaving nothing but a cryptic note saying "I had to leave".

The teenage brothers' relationship becomes troubled and fractured as they travel through a desolate desert landscape guided by nothing but clues dredged from childhood memories.


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Free Film Festival MovieAnthropological Documentary Films
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Documentary Film Screenings!
Wednesday September 17, 2014 / 11am / Free!
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 is screening a number of documentary films related to anthropology in cooperation with Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán, our archaeology museum. The first two screenings will be on Wednesday, September 17th at 11am in the museum.

Con una cámara en la mano y máscara de gas en la cara (With a camera in hand and gas mask on his face) directed by Brazilian Ravi Aymara.

A young filmmaker, a photographer, a recent journalism school graduate and a TV reporter discuss the Brazilian street protests of 2013.

Triggered by an increase of "only twenty cents" in the Brazilian public transport fare in June 2013, a series of protests across the country blossomed, and soon became violent.

The film Con una cámara en la mano y máscara de gas en la cara depicts this volatile moment of social unrest in Rio de Janeiro.

La piedra ausente (The Absent Stone lapiedraausente.com) directed by Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner.

In 1964 the largest stone carved by indigenous Indians in Mexico was moved from the village of San Miguel Coatlinchan, in the municipality of Texcoco, to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

The extraction of the massive monolith -- which depicts a pre-Hispanic Water God -- sparked a rebellion among villagers and a subsequent military intervention by the Mexican federal government.

Today, the huge pre-Columbian monument is an urban icon and has become one of the symbols of Mexican national identity. In contrast, residents of Coatlinchan say that since the Water God monolith was taken there has been unrelenting drought.

Drawing on film footage from the sixties, current interviews with with top actors involved in the transfer and avant-garde animation, this documentary explores the mystical relationship between the past and the present.

Mexico, 80 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieShort Films (5pm) and Inercia (6:45pm)
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Screenings of Films!
Wednesday September 17, 2014 / 5pm and 6:45pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre's double feature at Casa Haas on Wednesday the 17th pairs award-winning short films (screened at 5pm) with the feature-length film Inercia (Inertia) which will be shown at 6:45pm.

Inercia was directed by Isabel Munoz Cota Callejas, one of the most talented of Mexico's young directors of any gender working in any genre.

The film tells the story of a chance encounter in a hospital that leads to a Mexican woman becoming the de facto nurse of her increasingly erratic former boyfriend.

Shot on gorgeous real 35mm film -- not digital technology -- and well-acted by Maricela Penalosa as Lucia and Flavio Medina as her ex-boyfriend Felipe, Inercia is built upon a tight screenplay by Director Isabel Munoz Cota Callejas in collaboration with Claudia Sainte-Luce.

Mexico, 98 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieAnthropological Documentary Films
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Documentary Film Screenings!
Thursday September 18, 2014 / 11am / Free!
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán / Centro Historico

Lejanía (Distance) directed by Mexican Pablo Tamez Sierra, his first first full-length documentary film.

This documentary film tells the story of a Mexican family marked by a violent event that gives rise to a reflection on memory, bonding, family secrets and the difficulty of the younger generations to accept the past.

More than the portrait of a traditional Mexican family trying live with a family history shrouded in secrets, the documentary is a sensitive examination of the tragic choices we make in life and their consequences, which are often beyond our understanding at the time and resonate with new generations.

"However terrible and strong is a truth, it is much better and much healthier than the sweetest of lies", said director Sierra's sister Susana, central character of Lejanía.

Sandwiching evocative and wise material packed with reflections of children, brothers and grandsons of Susana, the documentary takes us through the ins and outs of memories and the feelings of a family struggling to comprehend the incomprehensible and forgive what is unforgivable for the viewer.

Through the use of images, sound and exceptional narrative skill, Sierra manages to create an atmosphere of tension and mystery that is at times melancholy, but which ultimately invites possible redemption.

Tamez Pablo Sierra, nephew of the protagonist, took over nine years to complete this project, having to face his own feelings and judgements to find the right tone to free him from the sensationalist and tragic elements of the story and get to the core of the nature of family and the secrets we keep to cope with life.


La Parka (The Reaper) directed by Nicaraguan Gabriel Serra Arguello and produced in Mexico.

Through the central character, Efrain -- a butcher also known as the Reaper -- viewers discover the deeper links between his work and his personal life, his relationship with death, guilt and the losses that have made Efrain think more about his work.

The metaphor is dead meat, and the industrial processes that it goes through in the slaughterhouse, which provides a perfect dramatic vehicle to get closer to the character and his conscience.

Mexico, 29 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieVideo Art (5pm) and Pecado fatal (6:45pm)
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Screenings of Films!
Thursday September 18, 2014 / 5pm and 6:45pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre's double feature at Casa Haas on Thursday the 18th pairs award-winning experimental video (screened at 5pm) with the feature-length film Pecado fatal (Fatal Sin) which will be shown at 6:45pm.

Pecado fatal (pecadofatal.com) was directed by Portugese director Luis Diogo, who also wrote the screenplay and produced the film.

Pecado fatal tells the tangled love story of a couple that fall in love, but on the night they met she was drugged, and he took advantage of it. As time goes on she remembers things that happened that first night that endanger the seemingly perfect love story.

Starring Sara Barros Leitão and Miguel Meira as the couple, Pecado fatal delivers emotional twists and turns in telling the story of a modern romance.

Pecado fatal has received numerous film festival awards including from the Festival Cine Iberoamericano, the Chicago Latin Film Festival, the Bogota International Film Festival, the Delhi International Film Festival and the Chennai International Film Festival in India.

Portugal, 90 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieAnthropological Documentary Films
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Documentary Film Screenings!
Friday September 19, 2014 / 11am / Free!
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán / Centro Historico

La revolución de los alcatraces is a new documentary from award-winning Mexican director Luciana Kaplan.

The documentary records the struggles of Euphrosyne Cruz Mendoza, a member of the Chontal Indian tribe from southern Oaxaca, to overcome prejudice against both Indians and women and become a member of the Oaxaca State Senate.

The documentary exposes in detail the courage, sensitivity and strength of Euphrosyne, who quickly became a symbol and avatar for the women of Oaxaca.

After three years of unremitting struggle, she was elected in 2010 and was named President of the Congress of Oaxaca, becoming the first Indian woman to head the State Congress.

Rosario, directed by Shula Erenberg, is a documentary that traces the struggles of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a Mexican human rights activist who has spent decades trying to track the fate of the many Mexicans who disappeared during the dirty war of the 1970s and 1980s.

The film is an intimate portrait of life of a woman who suffered the loss of her son in 1975 and became a tireless fighter for justice.

Director Shula Erenberg, an Argentine, brings a particularly personal perspective to the narrative as a result of the similar dirty war that took place in Argentina at roughly the same time.


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Free Film Festival MovieUn pasaje para Mario (5pm) and Buitres (6:45pm)
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Screenings of Films!
Friday September 19, 2014 / 5pm and 6:45pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

Un pasaje para Mario (A Passage For Mario) is a Brazilian film directed by Eric Laurence. The film will be screened at 5pm. Brazil, 77 minutes.

Buitres (Vultures) is a Mexican film directed by Raúl González Nava.

Originally produced for television, it tells the story of a great writer who declares in an interview that he should die consumed by flames. When he is killed without a murderer identified, a coroner's assistant and a photographer kidnap the corpse to fake his suicide.

The film will be screened at 6:45pm. Mexico, 86 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieOutdoor film screenings
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Screenings of Films!
Friday September 19, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Outside Museo de Arte / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 will be showing a selection of short films outdoors on Calle Venustiano Carranza near the Museo de Arte in the Centro Historico.

Free tickets at the Angela Peralta Theater ticket office, 669 982 4446, Extension 103 for English


Free Film Festival MovieOutdoor film screenings
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Film Screening!
Saturday September 20, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Outside Museo de Arte / Centro Historico

Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 will be showing El hombre detrás de la máscara (The Man Behind The Mask) outdoors on Calle Venustiano Carranza near the Museo de Arte in the Centro Historico.

Directed by Gabriela Obregón, this fascinating film focuses on the son of Rodolfo Guzman, the original "Saint", one of the biggest sporting, cultural and cinematic legends in the history of 20th century Mexico, and the debut of his son as a fighter.

The son allows us to enter his family's history, a legacy that goes far beyond the ring and, through memories and personal files, reveals his childhood with a father who had a double identity, was continually absent from home -- and the discovery of the "hero" at home and the son's reasons for wanting to continue the legacy.

Gabriela Obregón has been a producer for Televicine for many years. This is her first feature film as director.

Mexico, 90 minutes.


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Free Film Festival MovieAnthropological Documentary Films
Cineseptiembre Mazatlan 2014 Mazatlan Film Festival / Free Documentary Film Screenings!
Monday September 22, 2014 / 11am / Free!
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán / Centro Historico

Conversaciones de un matrimonio (Conversations of a Marriage) was directed by Mexican director Gilberto González Penilla.

The film is an intimate portrait of the daily lives of Beatriz and Gilberto, a couple that have been together for over 40 years. This documentary film is a reflection about love and marriage, and a glimpse into the lives of two people who struggle to live in harmony.

Produced in Mexico, Conversaciones de un matrimonio won Best International Short Film at the 18th International Documentary Festival of Santiago, Chile.

Felicidad...Tierra prometida (Happiness...Promised land) is a documentary directed by -- and starring -- French director Laurent Hasse.

The concept was strikingly simple: Haase left home on a winter morning in Southern France and started walking north. Wandering, willing to break with his bounds and habits, he left to take a fresh look at France and the dreams and daily lives of the French.

Nothing was planned or foreseen -- he was trusting his luck and remained focused on his central goal: happiness.

France, 94 minutes.


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About Escena Mazatlán 2014
The 2014 Mazatlan Theater Festival / Calendar of upcoming plays and theatrical presentations
September 25 - October 2, 2014
Various Locations / Centro Historico

The Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival is an annual cultural event that brings acclaimed theater companies from around the world to our port to showcase their talents and the sophisticated and diverse plays that their companies stage.

Now in its fourth year and supported by Cultura Mazatlan, Escena Mazatlan presents drama, comedy, experimental and street theater in venues ranging from the Angela Peralta Theater and Teatro Antonio Haas to performances is public spaces such as the Plaza Machado, Plaza de la Republica and Plaza Glorieta Sánchez Taboada overlooking the ocean.

This season showcases eleven theater companies hailing from six countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Paris detrás de la puerta
Play / A free Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Teatro Angela Peralta!
Thursday September 25, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Paris detrás de la puerta (Paris is behind the door) tells the story of Diego and Elisa, his wife. Diego wins a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in Paris and plans to leave with his wife. Both make Paris a dream, however, moments before they are about to leave the scholarship is cancelled. Diego and Elisa stay locked up in their apartment to make everyone believe that they went to Paris...maybe even themselves.

Staged and performed by Mazatlan-based Iguana Roja Theater Company, this play was written by Daniel Serrano.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014La Dama de Negro (The Woman in Black)
Play / An Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Angela Peralta Theater!
Friday September 26, 2014 / 7pm and 9:30pm / 100 pesos
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Originally set in England, this play tells the story of a young lawyer who travels to a remote village after the death of his wife to settle an estate. When he gets to the isolated manor he soon discovers that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black who is terrorizing the locals.

Based on the novel by Susan Hill, La Dama de Negro opened in Mexico City February 17, 1994, starring German Robles as the lawyer and Rafael Perrin as a sceptical young friend who helps him recount his experiences.

Staged and performed by the Mexican theater company Teatro Consagrado, this play has been staged literally thousands of times in Mexico.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Imprudentement Deseé (Reckless Desire)
Experimental Theater / Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 play at Teatro Angela Peralta!
Saturday September 27, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Staged and performed by the Spanish theater company Teatro Ensalle, Imprudentement Deseé was written by Pedro Fresneda.

Teatro Ensalle has devoted itself to spreading Fresneda's unusually dark and poetic works, performing all over Spain and Latin communities in the Americas.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014La Amenza Roja
Comedy Theater / Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 play at Olas Altas Beach!
Sunday September 28, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Olas Altas Malecon / Centro Historico

La Amenza Roja (The Red Menace) is a witty comedy that explores contemporary Mexico including police corruption, the management of mass media and poor health services.

Written by Mexican playwright Alejandro Licona, La Amenza Roja evokes an urban landscape, situations and characters in farcical situations that are a cocktail of explosive fun.

Set amid the world of professional wrestlers, La Amenza Roja will be staged and performed by acclaimed Mexican theater company Carro de Comedias from UNAM.

Two additional performances will be mounted: on Tuesday September 30th at Plaza Machado and Wednesday October 1st at Plaza Republica.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Umbilical
Experimental Theater / Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 play at Teatro Angela Peralta!
Sunday September 28, 2014 / 7pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

A puppet falls for its puppetmaster and what begins with a perverse love story and codependency ends up having a tragic dimension. The work reflects on God's relationship with his creatures, on political leaders with their subjects, and of the lover with his beloved.

Think "Being John Malkovich".

Staged and performed by acclaimed Mexican theater company Compañía Kraken Teatro.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Planeta Ofelia (Planet Ophelia)
Play / Free Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at Casa Haas!
Monday September 29, 2014 / 7pm / Free!
Casa Haas / Centro Historico

Planeta Ofelia examines the story of one of the most iconic of Shakespeare's characters, Ophelia, through the lens of modern playwrights, directors and actors.

Staged and performed by acclaimed Mazatlan-based theater company Los Hijos de Maria and directed by German Christoph Baumann.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Los dias de Carlitos
Play / A free Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Teatro Angela Peralta!
Monday September 29, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Los dias de Carlitos (The Days of Little Carlos)is a play that centers on a young boy and his dreams of growing up. Los dias de Carlitos is a magical and moving play suitable for the entire family starring famous child actor Adrián Vázquez.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014La Amenza Roja
Comedy Theater / Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 play at Plaza Machado!
Tuesday September 30, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Plaza Machado / Centro Historico

La Amenza Roja (The Red Menace) is a witty comedy that explores contemporary Mexico including police corruption, the management of mass media and poor health services.

Written by Mexican playwright Alejandro Licona, La Amenza Roja evokes an urban landscape, situations and characters in farcical situations that are a cocktail of explosive fun.

Set amid the world of professional wrestlers, La Amenza Roja will be staged and performed by acclaimed Mexican theater company Carro de Comedias from UNAM.

An additional performance will be mounted on Wednesday October 1st at Plaza Republica.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014La soledad de las luciérnagas
Play / An Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Angela Peralta Theater!
Tuesday September 30, 2014 / 8pm / 100 pesos
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

La soledad de las luciérnagas (The Loneliness of the Fireflies) tells the story of a pair of educators trying to create new ways to teach that are better than how they were taught.

The play depicts the development of their deepening emotional relationship and explores deep questions about the nature of education and how it enables a host of societal rules and norms like morality and guilt.

Staged and performed by acclaimed Columbian-Argentinian theater company Puente Invisibles (Invisible Bridge) under the direction of Arístides Vargas -- one of the most important contemporary theater directors in Latin America -- and features Argentinian actor Victor Stivelman and Colombian actress Alegria Caceres.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014La Amenza Roja
Comedy Theater / Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 play at Plaza Republica!
Wednesday October 1, 2014 / 6pm / Free!
Plaza Republica / Centro Historico

La Amenza Roja (The Red Menace) is a witty comedy that explores contemporary Mexico including police corruption, the management of mass media and poor health services.

Written by Mexican playwright Alejandro Licona, La Amenza Roja evokes an urban landscape, situations and characters in farcical situations that are a cocktail of explosive fun.

Set amid the world of professional wrestlers, La Amenza Roja will be staged and performed by acclaimed Mexican theater company Carro de Comedias from UNAM.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014Almacenados (Stored)
Play / A free Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Teatro Angela Peralta!
Wednesday October 1, 2014 / 8pm / Free!
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Staged and performed by acclaimed Mexican theater company Puño de tierra.


Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014De las historias privadas de Dios
Play / An Escena Mazatlan Theater Festival 2014 performance at the Angela Peralta Theater!
Thursday October 2, 2014 / 8pm / 100 pesos
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

This is a very serious play, and a sobering and profoundly dramatic way to end the Escena Mazatlan 2014 season.

The play -- like the others in the Escena Mazatlan performance season -- is in Spanish, but the themes are as old as mankind.

A real event, the shooting of Alberto Cabrera Muñoz in 1955, is the starting point that the playwright Flavia Radrigán uses to explore the relationship between a mother and daughter, and their shared relationship with memory.

And always present, the deceased Alberto Cabrera Muñoz, El Criollito.

Staged and performed by acclaimed Chilean theater company Compañía Chivo Expiatorio (Scapegoat Company).


About the Mazatlán Cultural Festival 2014
The 2014 Mazatlan Cultural Festival / Calendar of upcoming plays and concerts
October 9 - December 20, 2014
Various Locations / Centro Historico

The Mazatlan Cultural Festival was inaugurated in 1993. Now in its 31st season, this festival is the pinnacle of the cultural season in Mazatlan, and draws performers and audiences from around the world.

Staged in a multitude of venues largely located in the Centro Historico, the Mazatlan Cultural Festival presents dance, theater and a very wide variety of concerts ranging from classical and opera to modern jazz and traditional Mexican musical forms.

mazatlantoday.net will post a complete calendar of 2014 Mazatlan Cultural Festival events as soon as it becomes available!


About the Sinaloa Cultural Festival 2014
The 2014 Sinaloa Cultural Festival / Calendar of upcoming events in Mazatlan
October 13 - October 26, 2014
Various Locations / Centro Historico

The Sinaloa Cultural Festival has become a internationally-renowned annual event that draws artists from around the world.

In October Sinaloa plays host to hundreds of world-renowned artists, to the delight of both national and foreign visitors alike. The Sinaloa Cultural Festival calendar includes more than 150 performances and exhibitions including dance, theater and music performances, and exhibitions of visual art and literary events.

The Sinaloa Cultural Festival -- as the name implies -- takes place in venues throughout the state, including performances in Culiacan, Los Mochis and Guamuchil, as well as other major cities.

Mazatlan is always favored by the Sinaloa Cultural Festival, as befits its role as the cultural capital of the state. mazatlantoday.net will post a complete calendar of 2014 Sinaloa Cultural Festival events in Mazatlan as soon as it becomes available!


La paloma y el ruiseñor
(The Dove and the Nightingale)

Opera / World Premier of a new opera about Angela Peralta!
Friday November 14 and Saturday November 15, 2014 / 8pm
Angela Peralta Theater / Centro Historico

Angela Peralta in Mazatlan MexicoFamed Mexican opera soprano Angela Peralta died in Mazatlan 131 years ago, and her memory has remained dear to our city ever since.

American composer Roger Bourland, a winner of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award and former Chair of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has created a new opera -- La paloma y el ruiseñor (The Dove and the Nightingale) -- that celebrates her life and art.

His efforts are supported by an internationally renowned group of opera superstars including Mitchell Morris (librettist) and Placido Domingo Jr. (Spanish adaptation).

The world premier of La paloma y el ruiseñor will take place at the Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan on November 14, 2014, with a second performance the following day.

This world premier performance will be under the overall direction of Raúl Rico González, Director of Cultura Mazatlan.


About the Country in Mazatlan concert series
Canadian country music concerts by Brenster Productions at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan

countryinmazatlan.com

Country in Mazatlan concert seriesCountry in Mazatlan is a concert series that is produced by Brenster Productions, aka Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum of The Brenster & Carrum Show.

Staged in their favorite venue in Mazatlan -- the Venados Showroom in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan -- this concert series brings some of the finest Canadian country performers and recording artists to Mazatlan for concerts staged monthly from November 2014 thru April 2015. Featured performers this season are Tiller's Folly (November 21), The Three Amigas (January 16), The Good Brothers (February 13), Joan Kennedy Band (March 13) and Duane Steele (April 10).

The holiday show on December 19 is pure Brenster & Carrum Songs of the Season, a sell-out in 2013 and a highlight of the Mazatlan winter cultural events calendar.

Tickets for these concerts are just 650 pesos and all Brenster & Carrum shows at the Venados Showroom include a lavish buffet dinner and open bar. The Country in Mazatlan concerts are no different, making them a tremendous value in good clean musical entertainment!


Country Music in Mazatlan show detailsTiller's Folly performing with
The Brenster and Carrum

Canadian Progressive Roots Music Concert in Mazatlan
Friday November 21, 2014 (6pm - 10pm)

Tiller's Folly define the best of modern Canadian Progressive Roots Music.

This highly acclaimed trio -- Bruce Coughlan (writer, vocals and guitar), Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster) and Laurence Knight (bass and vocals) -- celebrate their Celtic roots and progressive influences with exciting concerts that have wowed audiences throughout Canada, the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

And now, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico gets to experience the magic of a Tiller's Folly show!

This very special evening with Tiller's Folly is part of The Brenster & Carrum Show, one of Mazatlan's most well-loved ongoing musical attractions featuring Brent McAthey ("The Brenster") and Tanya Carrum.

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

tillersfolly.com

countryinmazatlan.com

Video of Tiller's Folly performing I Was Here at the Blue Frog



About the Mazatlan Comedy Club
Mazatlan Comedy Club stand-up comedy shows at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan

mazatlancomedyclub.com

Mazatlan Comedy Club LogoOnce a month from November 2014 to March 2015 the Mazatlan Comedy Club will be presenting highly entertaining nights of stand-up comedy in the 350 seat, state of the art, Venados Showroom at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, featuring acclaimed comedians from throughout the United States.

Each Mazatlan Comedy Club show features performances by two stand-up comedians. This years' opening-season line-up includes comic pairings of Huck Flyn and Jim Summers (November 30); Bobbie Shropshire and Larry Elliott (December 21); Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley (January 25); Kat Simmons and Marc Yaffee (February 22); Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley (March 29).

These comics are some of the best in the business and have appeared on prime time TV shows and headlined the most famous comedy clubs in the world.

The idea for the Mazatlan Comedy Club came from Eric Streit, part time Mazatlan resident and Hollywood TV producer of many hit shows including Gator Boys, Little People, Big World and Dr. Phil.

Eric approached Cheryl Gaudet, singer-songwriter and founder of the Eaglewood Folk Festival in Ontario, Canada, and suggested she launch a comedy club in Mazatlan.

Cheryl loved the idea saying, "It would be a perfect addition to the vibrant cultural scene that I have been a part of as a musician for the past six years", adding "Before his television career Eric was a stand-up comic and owned a comedy club in Los Angeles. He knew the perfect people to get the ball rolling!"

Following the enormous success of Brentster Productions' Country in Mazatlan concert series, Hotel Playa Mazatlan manager Lance Vient generously agreed to work with the Mazatlan Comedy Club to stage these exciting new shows.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan has a long association with Hollywood celebrities, and the Venados Showroom is the perfect setting for presenting entertainment of this high caliber!

Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Venados Showroom includes a delicious buffet dinner and open bar -- and tickets are just 500 pesos!


Mazatlan Comedy Club show detailsHuck Flyn and Jim Summers
stand-up comedy in Mazatlan


A Mazatlan Comedy Club Presentation - Stand-up comics at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Sunday November 30, 2014 / 6pm
mazatlancomedyclub.com

Huck Flyn is a veteran of the comedy circuit, having headlined at venues such as like Comedy Underground, Punch Line and the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Huck was born Johnny Daniel Flynn. Growing up in southern California, he started playing guitar in 1962 and played his first gig in 1963 an 8th-grade graduation dance. After serving in the U.S. Army in the 1970s, Flyn began performing as a musician in Los Angeles. In 1987 Huck visited a comedy club in San Francisco and began doing stand-up as "The Rock n' Roll Comedian".

huckflyn.com

Video of Huck Flyn performing on Comedy Time



Jim Summers' stand up comedy is a hilarious multi-cultural journey that spans memories of his childhood growing up as a white kid in a black neighborhood, to the fifteen years he spent as a prison guard in California. Just check out this sample of Jim's irreverent humor!

tribblerun.net/comedians_promo_PDF/Summers_Jim.pdf

Video of Jim Summers performing at The Ice House



Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm / 500 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, telephone 669 989 0555.


Country Music in Mazatlan show detailsThe Brenster & Carrum
Songs of the Season!

Canadian Country Music Holiday Pop Concert featuring The Brenster and Carrum
Friday December 19, 2015 (6pm - 10pm)

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1967, The Brenster -- Brent McAthey -- has lived in Mazatlan for over a decade, and has established himself as one of the most consistently praised musicians performing in our port. Brent has performed all across Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico and within the former Soviet Union.

This very special holiday concert pairs The Brenster with his partner Tanya Carrum singing duets in both English and Spanish drawn from a wide variety of genres.

Hugely popular in 2013, this show will no-doubt sell out -- so buy your tickets early!

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

thebrenster.ca

countryinmazatlan.com


Mazatlan Comedy Club show detailsBobbie Shropshire and Larry Elliott
stand-up comedy in Mazatlan


A Mazatlan Comedy Club Presentation - Stand-up comics at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Sunday December 21, 2014 / 6pm
mazatlancomedyclub.com

Bobbie Shropshire was the permanent Roast Host and Emcee of Beverly Hills' famous Friars Club, as well as a regular at the Improve on Melrose where she performed on bills featuring legendary comics such as George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Bobbie delivers zany stand-up comedy every performance!

Video of Bobbie Shropshire in performance



Larry Elliott has a long history in comedy and family entertainment, and has wowed audiences in person and on television as Santa Claus, including being Santa in the Hollywood Christmas parade! Just perfect for the holiday season, Larry's performance in Mazatlan promises to be good clean fun for the entire family!

Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm / 500 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, telephone 669 989 0555.


Country Music in Mazatlan show details3 Amigas perform with
The Brenster and Carrum

Canadian Country Music Pop Concert in Mazatlan
Friday January 16, 2015 (6pm - 10pm)

What could be better than a Patricia Conroy country concert in Mazatlan?

Celebrate the New Year with The 3 Amigas: Patricia Conroy, Michelle Wright and Beverley Mahood!

French-Canadian Patricia Conroy's Brenster and Carrum concert blew Mazatlan away last year, and this year she's performing with two amazing women that are at the pinnacle of country music, both in Canada and in the United States.

Michelle Wright has been drawing rave reviews and has sold nearly two million albums since she released her 1988 debut CD, Do Right By Me. Michelle has graced concert stages across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Michelle has amassed a total of twenty-five Top Ten radio hits in her homeland of Canada and is the recipient of over forty major music awards. She is the first Canadian-born artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in America (Take It Like A Man, 1992) and a Number One video on CMT-USA.

In 2011 Michelle was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Beverly Mahood is a Canadian country music superstar who has been thrilling audiences since she released her debut album, Girl Out of the Ordinary, in 1998.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Beverly was part of the all-female trio Lace, and from 2004 to 2005 she co-hosted the Citytv Vancouver morning show, Breakfast Television.

Beverly Mahood is well known in Canada for her philanthropic activities including work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; the Alberta's Children's Hospital; the David Foster Foundation; the CIBC Run for the Cure and as the spokesperson for the Pink Mitten Campaign which raises money for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.

This very special evening with The 3 Amigas is part of The Brenster & Carrum Show, one of Mazatlan's most well-loved ongoing musical attractions featuring Brent McAthey ("The Brenster") and Tanya Carrum.

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

patriciaconroy.net

michelle-wright.com

beverlymahood.com

countryinmazatlan.com


Mazatlan Comedy Club show detailsAl Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley
stand-up comedy in Mazatlan


A Mazatlan Comedy Club Presentation - Stand-up comics at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Sunday January 25, 2015 / 6pm
mazatlancomedyclub.com

Al Ducharme is an acclaimed stand-up comedian with a nearly two decade career. Al has performed for sold-out crowds around the world including shows in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong and Paris at leading comedy clubs including Caroline's, The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong and The Comic Strip Live. Al's debut comedy DVD, "Spineless and Loving It", was produced by National Lampoon.

alducharme.com

Video of Al Ducharme in performance



Bernadette Pauley is a world famous comedian making her first appearance in Mazatlan! Bernadette co-hosted "The Gossip Queens", a daily half-hour syndicated television series and currently hosts Comedy.tv on Netflix. Born and raised in an Irish Catholic neighborhood of Revere, Massachusetts, Bernadette now lives in Los Angeles. Her stand-up comedy can be can be seen regularly on TV Guide channel's "Standup in Stilettos" hosted by Kate Flannery of "The Office".

bernadettepauley.com

Video of Bernadette Pauley in performance



Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm / 500 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, telephone 669 989 0555.


Country Music in Mazatlan show detailsThe Good Brothers performing with
The Brenster and Carrum

Canadian Country Music Pop Concert in Mazatlan
Friday February 13, 2015 (6pm - 10pm)

The Good Brothers are legends in Canadian country music.

Since 1973 The Good Brothers have received virtually every major Canadian country music award including eight consecutive Juno awards for Country Group of the Year (1976 - 1984); two Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) awards as Group of The Year; the CCMA 2003 Country Album of the Year award as well as individual CCMA Instrumentalist of The Year awards for Bruce Good (2003) and Larry Good (2004).

The Good Brothers were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Good Brothers have toured throughout the world including 37 tours of Europe including performances in Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the U.K.

And now, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico!

This very special evening with The Good Brothers is part of The Brenster & Carrum Show, one of Mazatlan's most well-loved ongoing musical attractions featuring Brent McAthey ("The Brenster") and Tanya Carrum.

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

thegoodbrothers.com

countryinmazatlan.com


Mazatlan Comedy Club show detailsKat Simmons and Marc Yaffee
stand-up comedy in Mazatlan


A Mazatlan Comedy Club Presentation - Stand-up comics at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Sunday February 22, 2015 / 6pm
mazatlancomedyclub.com

Kat Simmons stand-up comedy is uniquely physical -- and always hilarious! The 27 year comedy veteran is often compared to comedy legends Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Red Skelton. Kat has headlined important comedy clubs such as Catch A Rising Star and The Improv, and has been featured on Fox's Comedy Tonight, the Comedy Channel and Candid Camera.

katsimmons.com

Video of Kat Simmons in performance



Marc Yaffee is an award-winning Native American comedian who has been featured on the Showtime special, Goin’ Native: The American Indian Comedy Slam, Crossing The Line on PBS, The Latino Laugh Festival, Comics Unleashed and the Pow Wow Comedy Jam. Marc has performed stand-up five times for the troop in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and won the Ventura Comedy Festival's Funniest Person Contest in 2012. From clubs to colleges and casinos, Marc leaves a trail of laughs!

Video of Marc Yaffee in performance



Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm / 500 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, telephone 669 989 0555.


Country Music in Mazatlan show detailsJoan Kennedy performing with
The Brenster and Carrum

Canadian Country Music Pop Concert in Mazatlan
Friday March 13, 2015 (6pm - 10pm)

Joan Kennedy is a world-renowned Canadian country and pop performer.

Joan Kennedy is the recipient of seven CCMA Awards; the CMT Best International Country Music Video award; the CMT Best Country Album award; the CMT Best Female Country Artist award; the CMT Best Country Single award and for a substantial period the 90's was the second most played country musical artist in Canada.

Joan Kennedy is also widely known for her humanitarian efforts and received the C.F. Martin Humanitarian Award for her work supporting the Children's Wish Foundation.

This very special evening with Joan Kennedy is part of The Brenster & Carrum Show, one of Mazatlan's most well-loved ongoing musical attractions featuring Brent McAthey ("The Brenster") and Tanya Carrum.

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

joankennedymusic.com

countryinmazatlan.com


Mazatlan Comedy Club show detailsRocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley
stand-up comedy in Mazatlan


A Mazatlan Comedy Club Presentation - Stand-up comics at the Venados Showroon in the Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Sunday March 29, 2015 / 6pm
mazatlancomedyclub.com

Rocky Whatule Rocky is a 16 year comedy veteran who is the host of "Hollywood Rockin Wrap Up". Rocky has appeared on MTV's Rob and Big, Showtime, Jamie Kennedy X-periment and is the former host of the TV show Sunset Stripped. From dating to married life, from friends to family this youngest child from a large Italian-American family exemplifies his motto, "you have to mature; you don't have to grow up."

Video of Rocky Whatule in performance



Bubba Bradley was voted class clown in high school, and he's been making people laugh ever since. Drawing upon his dysfunctional, nomadic family for material, Bubba delivers hilarious stand-up that seamlessly weaves his experiences as a metal factory worker, a security guard and a small town Montana bar bouncer with funny insights into the human condition. Bubba has rocked audiences on NBC's Last Comic Standing, ABC's Nashville and The 700 Club, as well as stand-up at clubs throughout the United States and Canada.

Video of Bubba Bradley in performance



Every Mazatlan Comedy Club show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm / 500 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, telephone 669 989 0555.


Country Music in Mazatlan show detailsDuane Steele performing with
The Brenster and Carrum

Canadian Country Music Pop Concert in Mazatlan
Friday April 10, 2015 (6pm - 10pm)

Duane Steele is ranked among Canada's top country recording artists and songwriters, with a professional music career that spans four decades.

Born and raised in the Alberta Peace country town of Hines Creek, Duane began his professional peforming career fronting the band Rock 'N' Horse, and has recorded five studio albums since.

Duane has received numerous awards including the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Independent Male Artist of the Year (2001) and the SCMA (Saskatchewan Country Music Association) National Humanitarian Award.

This very special evening with Duane Steele is part of The Brenster & Carrum Show, one of Mazatlan's most well-loved ongoing musical attractions featuring Brent McAthey ("The Brenster") and Tanya Carrum.

Every Brenster & Carrum Show at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan includes a delicious full buffet dinner and open bar.


Hotel Playa Mazatlan / Playa Gaviotas 202 / 6pm - 10pm / 650 pesos

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2014 at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, by phone in Mazatlan at 669 989 0555 or via email tickets@mazatlancountry.com

duanesteele.com

countryinmazatlan.com


Stage theater, dance and concert venues

Angela Peralta Theater - Teatro Angela Peralta | Antonio Haas Theater - Teatro Antonio Haas

Casa Haas Theater - Casa Museo Antonio Haas


EPDM dance performance Angela Peralta Theater Mazatlan

Stage theater -- and other types of live theatrical performance -- in Mazatlan has long been dominated by the Angela Peralta Theater (Teatro Ángela Peralta), which is not only one of Mexico's theater gems, but is one of the most spectacular restored 1800s theaters anywhere in the world.

In addition to the plays, dance and musical performances presented at the Angela Peralta, The Pearl of The Pacific also offers two other venues where you can enjoy beautifully staged live theatrical performances: the Antonio Haas Theater just off the Malecon at the Fisherman's Monument (sometimes referred to as the IMSS Theater) and the delightful Casa Haas right in the Centro Historico.

Mazatlan also has a number of theater, dance and concert festivals that take place throughout the year.

Download a free Mazatlan 2014-2015 theater, dance and concert upcoming events scheduleDownload 2014-2015 Mazatlan Theater, Dance, Concert Schedule!

Mazatlan also has plenty of multi-screen multiplex movie theaters, as well as a two substantial Blockbuster video stores that carry many titles on DVD in English, as well as a selection of foreign and art films with subtitles drawn from cimema from around the world.


Angela Peralta Theater / Teatro Angela Peralta
Carnaval 37 / Centro Historico just off Plaza Machado

Telephone 669 982 4446

Angela Peralta Theater Mazatlan MexicoThe Angela Peralta Theater in the Centro Historico is clearly the gem of stage theater in Mazatlan.

With a history dating from its opening in 1874, this magnificent 800 seat performance space has hosted the most important performers who have graced Mazatlan stages.

The theater is now part of the Mazatlan Municipal Center for the Arts which features art galleries and an internationally-acclaimed fine arts school that are important cultural resources not only for Mazatlan but for Sinaloa State and all of Mexico.

E.P.D.M. dance performance Angela Peralta Theater Teatro Ángela PeraltaThe theater is also home to the internationally acclaimed dance company Delfos Danza Contemporanea and their dance academy E.P.D.M.

Founded in 1992 by dancer-choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, the company is a unique collective of artists whose repertory reflects a creative vision is characterized by energetic fluid physicality and poetic sensibilities.

Delfos’ work has been presented throughout Mexico as well as in a very large number of other countries including the United States where it has received support and recognition by -- among many others -- the National Endowment for the Arts.

For just a tiny taste of just how sophisticated the dance and staging of a Delfos Danza Contemporanea performance at the Teatro Angela Peralta can be just play the video below.

Video of Delfos performing at the Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan



For those who would like to know more about Delfos Danza Contemporanea and E.P.D.M., their excellent website -- which has a well-executed English side -- is a great place to start: delfosdanza.com

The 10 minute PBS segment posted below has excellent footage of the company and school, as well as a great interview with Claudia Lavista.

PBS profile of Delfos Danza Contemporanea and Claudia Lavista



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Antonio Haas Theater / Teatro Antonio Haas
Located on the Malecon west of the Fisherman's Monument by the IMSS building

Telephone 669 994 5416

The Antonio Haas Theater in Mazatlan -- sometimes referred to as IMSS theater -- is located on the corner of Avenida del Mar and Manuel Gutierrez Najera across from the Fisherman’s Monument, on the Malecon.

Opened in May 1961 after several years of construction, the Antonio Haas Theater stages performances year-round including plays in Spanish, concerts and dance performances ranging from hip-hop and break dance stylings of young Mexican dancers to spectacular traditional dance performances assembled by Mazatlan emprasario Rebeca Llamas and set on her Ballet Folklorico Sinaloense.


Video of the Ballet Folklorico Sinaloense



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Casa Haas Theater / Casa Museo Antonio Haas
In the Centro Historico at the corner of Mariano Escobedo and Heriberto Frias

Casa Museo Antonio Haas -- usually referred to simply as Casa Haas -- is a beautiful intimate performance space and gallery located in the Centro Historico.

Supported by the Instituto de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlan, Casa Haas has proved the perfect venue for everything from experimental dance to classical chamber music concerts and art exhibitions. Tickets to events -- which are very often free -- are usually available at the Angela Peralta ticket office.


Video of the Casa Haas theater



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Mazatlán Movie Theaters

Cinemas Gaviotas | Cinemex Galerias Mazatlan | Cinemex Mazatlan | Cinemex Toreo

Cinépolis Gran Plaza Mazatlan


Mazatlan Movie Theater DirectoryThere are a substantial number of modern multi-screen movie theaters in Mazatlan.

The multiplex theaters listed below show a wide range of internationally popular English language films, as well as Spanish language films made in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America or Spain.

In many cases English language films are shown with English audio and Spanish subtitles but -- if you don't like overdubbing -- it's always good to check before you buy your ticket!

Schedules of films currently showing at movie theaters in Mazatlan can be viewed on the film listings part of all of the cinemas' websites.

For Americans and Canadians used to high movie theater ticket prices, going to see a film at a Mazatlan multiplex is like rolling your life-film back to the 1970s: tickets are about 3 dollars and those prices are mirrored in the prices of the movie-house food.

It gets even better: there are discount tickets on the Mazatlan movie theater websites if you buy a number of anytime-use tickets at once!

A Note about Mexican Movie Theater Food: Many Mexicans take their film-food dining quite seriously, and there are sinfully fun full-blown super high-calorie theater food meals served on trays that can be bought at most Mazatlan movie theaters! Bien Provecho!

Cinemas Gaviotas
Info about Mazatlan Multiplex Movie Theaters in the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada

Telephone 669 984 2848

Avenida Camarón Sábalo 218 / Golden Zone - Zona Dorada

cinemasgaviotas.com.mx (LINK TO FILMS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT CINEMAS GAVIOTIS)

Cinemas Gaviotas in Mazatlan is a modern movie theater with six screens located in the Golden Zone - Zona Dorada. They often play English language films, sometimes with subtitles in Spanish, sometimes overdubbed. The Cinemas Gaviotas movie theaters are open every day.

Listings of films currently showing at the Cinemas Gaviotas multiplex theater can be found at their website, cinemasgaviotas.com.mx


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Cinemex Galerias Mazatlan
Info about Mazatlan Multiplex Movie Theaters

Telephone 800 710 8888

Avenida La Marina / Galerias Mazatlan Mall / Nuevo Mazatlan

cinemex.com (LINK TO FILMS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT CINEMEX GALERIAS MAZATLAN)

Cinemex Galerias Mazatlan is a brand new movie theater with multiple screens located in Galerias Mazatlan at the marina in Nuevo Mazatlan. The theater is capable of showing 3D movies, and they often play English language films, sometimes with subtitles in Spanish, sometimes overdubbed.

Cinemex Galerias Mazatlan movie theaters are open every day, and current listings of films showing at this multiplex theater can be found at their website, cinemex.com


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Cinemex Mazatlan
Info about Mazatlan Multiplex Movie Theaters

Telephone 669 983 1170

Avenida Insurgentes 1198 / Soriana Commercial Center

cinemex.com

Cinemex Mazatlan is a modern movie theater with multiple screens located in the Soriana shopping center. They often play English language films, sometimes with subtitles in Spanish, sometimes overdubbed. The Cinemex Mazatlan movie theater is open every day.

Listings of films currently showing at this multiplex theater can be found at their website, cinemex.com


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Cinemex Toreo
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Telephone 669 990 2312

Avenida Rafael Buelna 701 / Centro Comercial Gigante

cinemex.com (LINK TO FILMS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT CINEMEX EL TOREO)

Cinemex El Toreo in Mazatlan -- formerly MM Cinemas -- is a modern movie theater with nine screens located in the Gigante shopping center. They often show English language films, sometimes with subtitles in Spanish, sometimes overdubbed. The Cinemex Toreo movie theater is open every day.

Listings of films currently showing at the Cinemex Toreo multiplex movie theater can be found at their website, cinemex.com


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Cinépolis Gran Plaza Mazatlan
Info about Mazatlan Multiplex Movie Theaters

Telephone 669 983 4756

Avenida Reforma / La Gran Plaza Shopping Mall

cinepolis.com (LINK TO FILMS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT CINEPOLIS MAZATLAN)

Cinepolis Gran Plaza Mazatlan is a modern mulitplex movie theater with 12 screens located within La Gran Plaza Shopping Mall. They often show English language films, sometimes with subtitles in Spanish, sometimes overdubbed. The Cinepolis Gran Plaza Mazatlan movie theater is open every day.

Listings of films currently showing at the Cinepolis Gran Plaza Mazatlan multiplex movie theater can be found at their website, cinepolis.com


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DVD and video rental and purchase

Renting movies in MazatlanWant to rent a movie in Mazatlan? If so, the location where you will probably find the DVD you want will be very familiar: Blockbuster.

While brick-and-mortar film rental may be in decline in the United States and Canada because of Netflix (which has a substantial presence in Mazatlan and throughout Mexico) and other streaming media services, the traditional video store continues to thrive in the Pearl of The Pacific.

There are certainly many Mexican video stores in Mazatlan, but most will probably disappoint American and Canadian visitors. While some are large, they are often packed with very large numbers of the same DVD titles -- making for a limited selection no matter how large the store may be -- and sometimes carry English language films dubbed into Spanish, which is pretty unsatisfying to most native English speakers.

The two Mazatlan Blockbuster stores, on the other hand, carry virtually all of their English language films with English audio, and offer a far wider selection of classic English language cinema DVDs.

Blockbuster
Info about DVD / video rental and purchase in Mazatlan

The largest Blockbuster Video in Mazatlan is just inland from Valentino's on Camarón Sábalo. It is a substantial store, with a fairly wide selection of movies on DVD to choose from, including a good selection of foreign and art films.

There is also a smaller Blockbuster located on Insurgentes beside the Soriana supermarket, which also carries many foreign movie titles and classic Hollywood cinema.

While it is unlikely -- but not impossible -- that your Blockbuster sales person will speak fluent English, both Blockbusters are friendly places to rent movies, and issue membership cards to tourists and seasonal visitors with reasonable identification.

Both Blockbusters are open every day; have secure off-street parking; 24-hour drop boxes, accept credit cards, sell used and new DVDs and video games, and offer a wide and deep selection of movie-time junk food.


Camarón Sábalo 35 / Golden Zone / Telephone 669 983 0422

Insurgentes 1198 / Soriana Plaza Mazatlan

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