Tonight: Marimbas del infierno and director Julio Hernandez Cordon 8pm

Don’t forget to stop by tonight at 8pm for Julio Hernandez Cordon’s Guatemalan film Marimbas del infierno. After the film, director Julio Hernandez Cordon will answer questions, discuss the Guatemalan music scene, and his career in the global Latino film industry. It’s gonna be two hours of pure awesome.

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council, a local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


GRLAFF 2012: Las Marimbas del infierno (Marimbas from Hell)

8pm, Saturday March 31 at Wealthy Theatre

2010 – Guatemala/ France/ México, 73 min. – NR

Directed by Julio Hernández Cordon

Spanish with English Subtitles
When marimba player Don Alfonso loses his gig in a musical revue in a swanky Guatemala City hotel — among other setbacks — he sadly faces the notion that there may not be a future in playing the traditional music he loves. Introduced by his godson to the eccentric heavy metal musician Blacko, Don Alfonso makes a wild proposition: that they meld their favorite musical genres in a heavy metal band to be called Marimbas from Hell.


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