(event) Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas Film Screening at Book Woman

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu Jun 21, 2018 - 7:00PM
Venue: 


Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas Film Screening
Book Woman
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Thursday June 21st (7pm)

A Program in BookWoman's monthly "Getting to Know the Goddess" Series

Join us for a screening and discussion of Texas Folklife's original documentary film 'Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas', featuring film executive producers Charlie Lockwood and Cristina Balli.

Texas is one of the epicenters of devotion to La Santa Muerte, a controversial Mexican folk saint who personifies death. Through the perspectives of devotees, scholars, the media, and members of the clergy, La Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas explores the rising presence of Santa Muerte in communities across Texas; from its controversial significance as a folk saint, to its condemnation by the Catholic Church, the impact it has on religious freedom and the place it holds among censored female deities.

 

FEATURING:

R. Andrew Chesnut, PhD
Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, PhD

Priscilla Murr, PhD

Marisela Guevara, Curandera (Folk Healer)

Most Rev. Michael D. Pfeifer, O.M.I. Bishop Emeritus.


TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/225288823


La Santa Muerte, a Folk Saint in Texas - TEASER from Texas Folklife on Vimeo.


CREDITS:

Produced by Texas Folklife

Executive Producer: Charlie Lockwood

Executive Producer: Cristina Ballí

Associate Producer: Eugenio del Bosque

Camera: Deborah Esquenazi, Eugenio del Bosque

Editing: Eugenio del Bosque

Sound: Deborah Esquenazi, Eugenio del Bosque, Charlie Lockwood

Consulting Humanities Scholars:R. Andrew Chesnut PhD,Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba PhD, Cecilia Balli PhD,Brenda Sendejo PhD,Priscilla Murr PhD,Rachel V. González-Martin PhD



Film Consultants: Andrew Garrison,Daniel Boord,Luis Valdovino.

Interviews conducted by:Deborah Esquenazi,Cristina Balli,Charlie Lockwood

Production Assistants: Marcelo Teson,Michelle Mejia

Research Assistants:Lucero Castillo,Sierra Salazar, Amber Pufal