Fandango at the Wall



Hammer Theatre SJ Sat, Mar 14 1:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:World
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Varda Bar-Kar
Producer:Kabir Sehgal
Doug Davis
Screenwriter:Varda Bar-Kar
Kabir Sehgal
Cinematographer:Matt Porwoll
Editor:Luisa María Martínez Arcaraz



Join Cinequest for this very special World Premiere of a captivating musical experience, executive produced by Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana, and Kabir Sehgal.

Follow Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O'Farrill to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico, where he meets and jams with the masters of son jarocho. Son jarocho is 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines Indigenous, Spanish and African traditions. After Arturo's inspiring journey to a place where time seems to stands still, he and his orchestra join the masters of son jarocho at the border between the United States and Mexico for a son jarocho music and dance festival called Fandango Fronterizo (founded by Jorge Francisco Castillo). The festival takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border transforming this object that divides to one that unites. With a poetic musical approach inspired by the son jarocho tradition, Fandango at the Wall reveals a Mexico seldom depicted, revealing a culturally rich portrait of Mexico and Mexicans and how art and culture can bring our countries and people together.

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

Douglas Brinkley

Regina Carter

Wendy Cao Romero 

Jorge Francisco 

Mandy Gonzalez

Castillo Fernando Guadarrama 

Ramón Gutiérrez 

Jacob Hernández 

Patricio Hidalgo 

Arturo O’Farrill 

Yaratczé Hidalgo Sandoval

Kabir Sehgal 

Tacho Utrera 

Andrés Vega 

Martha Vega 

The Villalobos Brothers