Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a classic, the Boyle Heights-based lending library Libros Schmibros presents a screening of the film Tiempo de Morir, adapted by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes from an original story by Gabriel García Márquez and directed by the great Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein, in his directorial debut. Led by Libros Schmibros co-founder David Kipen, the night begins with a discussion of the film by special guests.
A lone badman returns to Michoacán after years in prison to reclaim his ranch and his woman but everybody in his village predicts he'll be dead within a day. In a scenario that anticipates García Márquez's classic novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold two decades later, Juan must decide whether it's time to get out of town or...time to die.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
John Hensley, the founder of Flypoet Entertainment, brings together some of the most highly regarded spoken word artists in a take-no-prisoners evening of poetry, music, comedy and live visual art. Previous Flypoet Under the Stars performers include national poetry slam winners Taa;a, Acey, Javon Johnson, Sekou Andrews, and HBO Def Poet Steve Connell, as well as singers Angie Stone, Lalah Hathaway and Malcom-Jamal Warner. As part of a dynamic multimedia collaboration, painter Norton Wisdom will draw inspiration from the poets throughout the evening, creating original artwork on an expansive backlit canvas live on stage. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1030#sthash.pfKxIJlX.dpuf