Back By Popular Demand: Ixcanul (October 28 – November 3)

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Back By Popular Demand: Ixcanul (October 28 – November 3)

October 28, 2016
October 29, 2016
October 30, 2016
October 31, 2016
November 1, 2016
November 2, 2016
November 3, 2016

Powerful drama Ixcanul returns to San Diego!

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.


María, a young 17 year old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. Although Maria dreams of going to the “big city,” her condition as an indigenous woman does not permit her to change her destiny. Unforeseen circumstances put her life at risk, forcing her to go out into the modern world where her life is saved, but at a steep price.




Critics Quotes:

“Ixcanul” provides a window into a culture that we rarely see. But it’s not just an anthropological study – it has a powerful story to tell, too.” – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“A mesmerizing, understated tragedy.” –

“A transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante.” – Variety

“You can sense the director’s respect for his subject in the movie’s unhurried dramatic rhythms, its grounding in the earthy rituals of everyday life and its strong cast of nonprofessional Maya actors.” – Los Angeles Times


Director: Jayro Bustamante



Friday, October 28: 11:00AM


Sunday, October 30: 3:10

Monday, October 31: 5:10

Tuesday, November 1: 1:00

Wednesday, November 2: 5:10

Thursday, November 3: 7:20



$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:


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Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.

2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)


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