Wednesday, 24 October, 7pm
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz
Join us for the Grand Finale Evening featuring the film Mariachi Gringo
On the verge of 30, Edward is merely going through the motions of life. Living with his overbearing parents in a small middle-American town, he longs for the chance to make an impression upon the world. His opportunity comes in the form of an apprenticeship with a wizened mariachi guitarist from his local Mexican restaurant. Soon Edward escapes to Guadalajara to pursue his dream of becoming a mariachi performer, where he discovers that his path to musical stardom is beset with challenges. With the help of Lilia (who dreams of escaping to Santa Cruz, California) and Sophia (played by Grammy-nominated artist Lila Downs), Edward weathers the prejudices and cultural barriers in his attempts to earn his place in the mariachi community.