Special Feature Film: Ixcanul

The Mesoamerica Center is excited to announce a special showing of the feature film “Ixcanul” – the first film from Guatemala in the running at the 2016 Oscar a Golden Globes awards!

If you have yet to see this excellent movie, don’t miss the opportunity the evening of Friday, January 13th during The 2017 Maya Meetings.

Coffee will be served starting at 7:00 PM, courtesy of Austin’s own Ruta Maya Coffee Company, sponsor of The Maya Meetings.

Ixcanul - Volcano
The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.

Additional information:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJfvKnLPqFM

New York Times, August 2016: Review: ‘Ixcanul,’ From Luminous Ritual to Emotional Explosions

Huffington Post, Sept 2016: This Mayan-Language Film Is The Best Thing In Theaters Right Now