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Back to life, back to… (a multisensory and gustatory evening!) presented by laura g. gutiérrez

Friday, September 17 at 9:00 PM

$5 - $20
Online tickets not available

Friday, September 17 at 9PM

Back to life, back to… (a multisensory and gustatory evening!) presented by laura g. gutiérrez

3600 Lyons Rd, Austin, TX 78702, USA

$5 - $20
Online tickets not available
Well, here we are again, saying goodbye to another sucky Summer (are you with me?). Let’s all pretend that a better time existed, one by the ocean that most of us can’t access now for various reasons (global pandemic, poverty, late-stage capitalism and the overdevelopment of beach zones and structural inequalities). This night is an invitation to travel through our eyes, our ears, and other modes of sensing, and to come back to life, as we watch the documentary Vuelve a la vida (Come back to life). This 2010 film by Carlos Hagerman is about a legendary scuba diver, Hilario Martínez, better known as Perro Largo (Long Dog), and his entanglements with a menacing shark and a top model from NYC during the Acapulco of the 1970’s. The film screening will be preceded by some Acapulco-themed songs and a “cooking” demo of “vuelve a la vida” (come back to life), a ceviche style dish whose name is borrowed to title the film. No tastings during the event because of Covid-19, but everyone can take home a print out of the recipe and the playlist. [The film has English subtitles for the Spanish-speaking parts].

Pues aquí de nuevo, despidiéndonos de otro verano mamón (¿están de acuerdo conmigo?). Vamos a hacer de cuenta que un tiempo mejor existió, uno cerca del mar que muches de nosotres no podemos acceder por varias razones: pandemia global, pobreza, capitalismo tardío, el desarrollo exagerado de las zonas playeras y sus desigualdades estructurales. Esta noche es una invitación a viajar mediante nuestros ojos, nuestros oídos, y otros modos de sentir y experimentar, y regresar a la vida mientras vemos el documental de Carlos Hagerman, Vuelve a la vida. Este documental de 2010 trata sobre el legendario buceador Hilario Martínez, mejor conocido como Perro Largo, y sus enredos con un tiburón y con una modelo de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los años setenta en Acapulco. Antes de la proyección habrá música con onda acapulqueña y una demostración de cómo se prepara el cóctel Vuelve a la vida. Dado los protocolos de salubridad por Covid-19, no habrá pruebas, pero se podrán llevar la receta a casa así como una lista de la música que sonará. [La película cuenta con subtítulos en inglés para las partes habladas en español].

laura g. gutiérrez teaches and writes about Latinx and Mexican performance, art, and visual culture while holding a job at UT. born in a small town in durango, méxico, she migrated as a child to chicago, and the first time meeting the ocean—acapulco, guerrero—was in her late 20’s. but in her head has traveled to the golden age of Acapulco (i.e. 1970’s) many times.
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