New York Premiere

Straddling the line between documentary and fiction, Hernández Cordón’s second feature tells the story of the improbable artistic collaboration between Don Alfonso, a homeless marimba player, and Blacko, a pioneer of Guatemalan heavy metal music.  Both meet thanks to Chiquilin, a young outlaw who casually describes his escape from prison as he helps the musicians find funding for their project.  The characters, alternately moving and funny, play themselves in this satire about the hardships of making art in Guatemala.

Special Panel Presentation: Central American and Caribbean Cinema Today
Sunday, August 14 at 11:00AM

Latinbeat filmmakers will discuss innovative and hybrid forms of film production in the region.  Admission is free with the purchase ticket to the 1pm screening of Marimbas from Hell on the 14th. In the Furman Gallery, adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater's lobby. Co-presented with Casa Clementina and Cinema Tropical.  Sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television.