Weaving the Past director Walter Dominguez, executive producer Shelley Morrison (Will & Grace) to participate in a Q&A following the 4 PM screening at the Playhouse on Tuesday, August 19. Purchase Tickets Here
When filmmaker Walter Dominguez decides to look into a mysterious photograph of his Mexican born grandfather Emilio’s past based on a photo his grandmother cherishes he finds himself at a crossroads in his life, wondering how to find a new path and regain his sense of purpose. It him to embark on a quest to unearth answers to enigmas and mysteries surrounding Emilio’s early life.
But what Walter discovers is a dark side of his grandfather’s life that he had no inkling existed, and it turns his perceptions about his grandfather upside down. He learns Emilio was an anarchist revolutionary, befriended and mentored by a famous Mexican revolutionary named Praxedis G. Guerrero. And that Emilio and Praxedis together were involved in conspiratorial, even violent activities based from the United States against the dictator of Mexico, Porfirio Díaz, activities that helped precipitate the cataclysmic ten year Mexican Revolution.
The documentary traces Walter’s odyssey as he puts the pieces of the puzzle together, the puzzle of how conditions in Emilio’s tragic early life, and in Mexico as a whole, brought him together with Praxedis and motivated their fiery opposition to Díaz; and of how Emilio transformed from a radical anarchist into a Methodist minister, dedicated to changing human conditions through peaceful, non-violent means.
Advance tickets are available online, and also at the Playhouse Theatre box office, daily from 1pm to 10pm. Group Rate discounts are available for 25 or more – $8 Per person Friday and Saturday and $6 Per person Sunday-Thursday. Reserve your discount rate by visiting http://www.laemmle.com/forms/group-sales