JOYFULLY INVITES YOU TO THE
BAY AREA PREMIERE OF
Portrait of a Maverick Humanitarian
This film by my dear friends John & Consuelo (former owners of Alma Gifts and Culture) documents the inspiring humanitarian work of an amazing man, Sergio Castro. The film will be shown on Saturday, May 7 at the Nickelodeon Theater as part of the Santa Cruz Film Festival.
Many of you have traveled with me to Chiapas, met Don Sergio, seen his magnificent museum of indigenous regional clothing, learned about and contributed to his humanitarian work. To you, I need only say this: You will love this moving tribute to our hero and be gratified to see his story being told in such a beautiful and vibrant manner.
If you have not had the privilege of meeting Don Sergio, I simply say: This is a film you want to see, a remarkable man you want to know. El Andalón loosely translates as "The Walker", an apt name for a man who has spent the last 45 years following his own path each day in his tireless efforts to bring clean water, schools, and free health care to the people of Chiapas simply because "it needs to be done."
El Andalón will screen with a group of short films showcasing the work of Santa Cruz/Monterey filmmakers as part of the Santa Cruz Film Festival on Saturday, May 7 from 2-3:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theater.
I suggest purchasing tickets in advance, as we expect an extremely good turnout and it could sell out. Click here to purchase your tickets now.
After the screening there will be a reception and extended Q&A with John and Consuelo (producer and director, respectively) at the new India Joze, 418 Front Street, Santa Cruz, from 4-6pm. There will be a small cover charge to help offset the cost of the fabulous food provided by the one and only Jozseph Schultz. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. We suggest walking over from the theater, as parking is dear in downtown Santa Cruz.
For a taste of what's to come, click here to view the trailer for El Andalón.
To learn more about Don Sergio's work, visit his website Yok Chij