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Documentary on Famed Mexican Day of the Dead Artist Jose Guadalupe Posada: Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions, to Screen at the Las Cruces International Film Festival on March 9, 2017

First Screening of the Documentary in New Mexico

Posada's images are everywhere and his influence worldwide. His masterpiece, the iconic calavera called la catrina by Diego Rivera was created just three months before his death. But who was Posada?

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions , a documentary produced by the Posada Art Foundation and EraVision Films, is scheduled to screen March 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Allen Theaters Cineport 10. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.lciffest.com/tickets. The screening represents the premiere of the documentary in the State of New Mexico.

Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions reveals the amazing story of Mexico's famed artist-printer Jose Guadalupe Posada whose skeleton images leap to life each year during observance on the Day of the Dead. But from his work over 100 years ago springs an unbelievable sphere of influence and inspiration touching and connecting events like the Mexican Revolution, artists fighting Nazis and Fascism, Lucha Libre, the Cuban Revolution, the Grateful Dead, Day of the Dead and the art of social movements like Occupy, Chicano(a) imagery, United Farm Workers, Black Lives Matter and immigration reform.

Considered the father of Mexican printmaking, Posada's story is shrouded in myth. His name little known, yet his art has shaped and influenced the work of a nearly endless list of artists including: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Leopoldo Mendez, Enrique Chagoya, Francisco Toledo and Ester Hernandez. The 40-minute documentary explores the untold story, attempting to discover the truth about Jose Guadalupe Posada's life. Shot on location in Mexico from director Victor H. Mancilla (201 Squadron: The Forgotten Eagles, awarded 2009 Smithsonian Institution Best Historical Documentary), ART and Revolutions winner of Best Short Documentary Film at the Jerome Indy 89A Film and Music Festival in September, 2015.

About The Posada Art Foundation (www.posada-art-foundation.com)
The Posada Art Foundation mission is to educate, inspire and sustain the legacy of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The Foundation, through the presence of its exhibitions, merchandise and licensing sales supports a variety of not-for-profit organizations projects in the visual arts and education that assist multi-cultural youth development, including emerging artists, as well as organizations involved in education and research in social movements.


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