1. Black Dog, Red Dog. (2015)

Top 3What began as an anthology of film adaptations of the poems of Stephen Dobyns, thanks to the combination of James Franco as director-in-chief, turned into a feature film that shows the life and work of said writer. Every short was edited in a way that it follows a linear continuity that shows Dobyns’ work from his tender childhood , going through all the romances that inspired his work up to his adult life. To make this project, James Franco collaborated with 9 young filmmakers who made their short films almost individually, keeping each stlye practically intact.

Wednesday July 22nd, 9:00 pm at the Juárez Theater.


  1. Top_2Life (2015)

Last year’s tribute, Anton Corbijn, brings his new film as a Guest Feature. Life tells the story of the friendship between Dennis Stock, a photographer for Magnum, and actor James Dean. Starring Robert Pattinson and Dane Dehaan, the film focuses on a photo shoot that Stock did in 1955 for Life Magazine and the events that changed the course of both of these artists’ lives. This work, which besides putting these in a photographic journey through Los Angeles and New York and would even prolong to Indiana, changed Stock’s life and gave the world some of the most iconic images of the era.

Friday July 24th, 8:00 pm at the Juárez Theater

  1. Guanajuato: more movies, more concerts.

We’ve seen them, weve danced with them, but we can’t stop listening to them. Baba Zula shook up San Miguel de Allende on Sunday July 19th and they’ll be back to offer the people of Guanajuato another show at the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. Baba Zula was founded in 1996, but didn’t get worlwide recognition until 2005 after appearing in the documentary Crossing the Bridge. They are known for incorporating oriental instruments like the derbake, the electronic saz, other contemporary electronic sounds, their charismatic interpretations, energy and above all, a great influence from film.

Thursday July 23rd, 10:00 pm at Alhóndiga de Granaditas.

RallyAnother concert you won’t want to miss is the presentation of three bands that will bring their talents to the nine short films competing at the University Rally. Before presenting their short films, they will play a concert at the Alhondiga de Granaditas: Apolo, a rock band from Chihuahua that play classic rock and nowadays come onto the musical scene as a breath of fresh air; Belafonte Sensacional, a folk rock band whose songs are a mix of folk, rock, punk and blues, and Sotomayor, a project created by siblings Raúl and Paulina Sotomayor. Remember to stay in your seats once the concert is finished so you can see the short films produced by the nine teams that participated in the 7th Annual University Rally.

Friday July 24th, 7:00 pm at Alhóndiga de Granaditas.

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