Margaret Mead Film Festival

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El Cacao at the Margaret Mead Film Festival

There are almost too many cool movies to pick from at this anthropology-themed film festival at the American Museum of Natural History, but a few stood out from the crowd. One of them is El Cacao a documentary that traces the origins of “Swiss” chocolate to a farm in Panama and introduces viewers to the village and the people who make their living from cacao. The film presents a challenge to widely-held ideas about fair trade and globalization. For the full schedule of films click here.

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East Punk Memories at the Margaret Mead Film Festival

film still from "East Punk Memories" (Photo via American Museum of Natural History)

film still from “East Punk Memories” (Photo via American Museum of Natural History)

There are almost too many cool movies to pick from at this anthropology-themed film fest (not the store working to make 24-32 year old women look like secretaries from the 1940s! the discipline!) happening Thursday Oct. 22nd through Sunday Oct. 25th at the American Museum of Natural History, but a few stood out from the crowd. East Punk Memories  (Friday, Oct. 23, 10 pm) delves into the Eastern Bloc punk scene in Hungary. The film was actually shot in the ’80s on Super 8 by French filmmaker Lucile Chaufor (who was in some punk bands of her own) at a time when Hungarian authorities were all “NO, WTF” about literally everything. The filmmaker recently returned to Hungary and tracked her subjects down. See the full schedule here.

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Week in Film: An Iggy Pop Cameo and the Artist Who Wowed Los Angelinos With 100 Mules

Let it be known this is your last week to get in anything besides horror films y’all, so listen up. We’ve got an anthropology-themed film fest, a drug-fueled road trip romance, mule-inspired capitalist critique, and ha woops– a horror marathon. Enjoy!

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