MAC museum hosts films under the summer sky


If you can’t beat the heat, embrace it. Check it what films will be shown outdoors this season.

At this time of year the outdoor area of Peru’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) is typically taken over by toddlers and young children who partake in daytime art classes. Come nighttime however, and it’ll be transformed into the setting for a relaxed night out for the adults.

Located in the district of Barranco, MAC has come to terms with the summer heat and wants you to do the same. From January until March, the museum will host outdoor screenings of films upon the last two Wednesdays of each month. Titled “El Septimo Arbol,” the seasonal event has no admission charge, and movies will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Together with BBVA, MAC has organized this cultural event as a way to celebrate contemporary Peruvian film. Last week marked the first Wednesday screening of the year, with “Huaca Sonora,” a filmed concert from Peruvian musician Manongo Mujica. The schedule for these coming weeks is as follows:

Jan. 25: “El Elefante Desaparecido” (2014) _ Thriller directed by Javier Fuentes-Leí³n_

Feb. 15: “Saicomania” (2011) Documentary of Peruvian Punk band, Los Saicos. Directed by Héctor Chí¡vez

Feb. 22: “El Limpiador” (2012) Thriller/drama directed by Adrií¡n Saba

March 22: “El Evangelio de la Carne” (2013) Drama directed by Eduardo Mendoza

March: 29: “Las Malas Intenciones” (2011) Drama/comedy directed by Rosario Garcí­a-Montero

Check event’s Facebook page# for updates and/or schedule changes.

Enjoy a preview of this week’s film, “El Elefante Desaparecido”:

(Video: Tondero/Youtube)

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Agnes Rivera

A U.S. native plucked from the green surroundings of her home state of Oregon, Agnes Rivera has been living in Lima, Peru, fulfilling various occupations such as teaching, translating, and journalism. While indoors she uses her time creatively to build "recycled art" and read fiction, she is quick to use any excuse to be outdoors, balancing her inner home-body lifestyle with an adventurous spirit to explore all that Peru has to offer.

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