October 4, 2004
Director, actress discuss A Day Without a Mexican
director Sergio Arau and his wife, actress Yareli Arizmendi, who starred in
Like Water for Chocolate, will discuss their film A Day Without
a Mexican at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the University Union Ballroom
as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at California State University, Sacramento.
Arau and Arizmendi will talk about the making of the film, which had the second-best per screen average gross its opening weekend, an impressive feat for first-time director Arau. Arau is the son of Alfonso Arau who directed Like Water for Chocolate. A short excerpt of the film will be shown. A free screening of the entire feature is being scheduled for a later date.
A Day Without a Mexican stars Arizmendi as Lila Rodríguez, the only remaining Latino in California after 14 million Latinos vanish into thin air. The film poses the question: What would happen to California politically, economically and socially if there were suddenly no Latinos? Described by CBS Evening News as a "satirical mockumentary," the filmmakers say A Day Without a Mexican was made as an attempt to shed light on a population often taken for granted in California, or to, as Arizmendi puts it, "make the invisible visible." Controversial, humorous and thought-provoking, the film will be an important feature of the Hispanic Heritage Month festivities at Sacramento State.
Tickets are $10 general and $5 for Sacramento State students available at the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or through Tickets.com.
For more information, call the Multi-cultural Center (916) 278-6101. For media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156 firstname.lastname@example.org