“Creation is a bird without a flight plan. It never flies in a straight line,” are the famous words once sang by legendary Chilean artist Violeta Parra. In the next film, Violeta Went to Heaven, Director Andres Wood, also from Machuca, traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art. A singer, songwriter, author, poet, painter, and ethnomusicologist, Parra rescued a forgotten traditional culture, traveling throughout Chile to research Chilean traditional music, collecting songs and lyrics for an unprecedented project of recovery and revival that sparked a Latin American folk music movement, the nueva canción. Join us on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Mint Museum Randolph as we rediscover Chilean Folksinger, Violeta Parra.
-Tickets can be purchased the night of the event at The Mint Museum Randolph, $5.00 each (CASH ONLY).
-Parental guidance advised for children under 13
See the movie trailer here: http://www.latinamericancoalition.org/CineMas/upcoming-films