What better way to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead fiesta this than by inviting some souls from outer space!

Prepare for an inter-galactic sci fi extravaganza, as Day of the Dead goes futuro this November 1st and 2nd with screenings of classic Mexican sci fi films, children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances, authentic Mexican market food and plenty of tequila in a cross-arts weekend guaranteed to be out of this world!

The Flying Saucers
(Los platillos voladores)
Dir. Julián Soler, Mexico, 1956, 95 min.
Ritzy Cinema
Saturday 1st November, 1 pm – Day of the Dead Futuro children’s fancy dress screening
Spanish with English subtitles
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When Marciano and Saturnina crash their car after leaving a fancy dress party, the police mistakenly take them for aliens. Sensing this could be to their advantage, Saturnina persuades Marciano to go along with the pretence, and soon they've become celebrities, lecturing about life on other planets.

We’ll be holding a FREE children’s costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting workshop at Brixton’s Number 6 before the screening. Sign up to the workshop by emailing: info@movimientos.org.uk - Click here for more details

Ages 8+

The Ship of Monsters
(La nave de los monstruos)
Dir. Rogelio A. González, Mexico, 1960, 81 min. Ritzy Cinema
Saturday 1st November, 11pm, Day of the Dead Futuro late-night screening
Spanish with English subtitles
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Beta and Gamma, two voluptuous Venusians, have been trawling the universe searching for male specimens to take back and help repopulate their own planet. But things get complicated when they land in Mexico, and they both fall for the charms of a mariachi-singing cowboy from Chihuahua...

Don’t forget our Day of the Dead Futuro party at Brixton Number 6 afterwards, just £5 for ticket holders to The Ship of Monsters and includes FREE streetfood from Wahaca.

Film courtesy of Fundación Televisa, stills: Filmoteca Unam. We would like to thank the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom for their support in bringing over the original 35 mm print of the film.


Santo vs the Martian Invasion
(Santo el enmascarado de plata contra la invasion de los marcianos)
Dir. Alfredo B. Crevenna, Mexico, 1967, 92 min.
Ritzy Cinema
Sunday 2nd November, 6 pm – Day of the Dead Futuro screening
Spanish with English subtitles
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When Martians chose to invade the Earth, only the supernatural strength of Mexico's foremost lucha-libra wrestler Santo can protect them from destruction. But will he be up to the task?

Film courtesy of Alfonso Rosas Priego, stills: Filmoteca Unam. We would like to thank the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom for their support in bringing over the original 35 mm print of the film.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE
The weekend kicks off on November 1st, All Saints Day, when it is believed the souls of dead children return to earth, and we’ve teamed up with the team from Wahaca Brixton to put on a suitably themed free kids costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting workshop at Brixton’s Number 6 community venue, supported by Wahaca Brixton,, where local children are invited to be transformed into their favourite alien, be it beautiful Venusians, inter-stellar monster or robotic sidekicks before proceeding to Brixton’s Ritzy cinema to watch Mexico’s first ever sci fi film, Julian Soler’s The Flying Saucers,the riotous story of a young couple who are mistaken for aliens when their car crashes after a fancy dress party.

That same day, there’ll be a late night screening of Mexican classic The Ship of Monsters from its original 35 mm print. This tale of two voluptuous Venusians who trawl the universe searching for male specimens to take back and help repopulate their planet is a unashamed mash up of sci fi, western and horror genres, and the perfect accompaniment to our Day of the Dead Futuro party.

Following the screening, its back to Brixton’s Number 6 for a Saturday night futuristic fiesta with food and drinks from Wahaca Brixton that’s guaranteed to invoke the spirits of the dead from every planet! With a stellar sci fi Latin American style soundtrack from Malphino, the lunar sounds and brass fanfare invasion of Voodoo Love Orchestra, a sci fi twist on traditional Day of the Dead dance and theatre performances, sci fi and Aztec visuals, DJs Cal Jader (Movimientos) back to back with Oscar Arroyo (DJ Chilango), Mexican face-painting and more, this promises to be one unforgettable space odyssey whilst complimentary Mexican street food will be served by the Wahaca Street Kitchen and the bar will be stocked up with Mexican beers and Olmeca Altos tequila margaritas.
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To finish off the Day of the Dead weekend in style, our last film at the Ritzy on Sunday afternoon is another omissible classic of Mexican sci fi, Santo vs the Martian Invasion: when Martians chose to invade the earth only the supernatural strength of Mexico’s foremost lucha libra wrestler Santo can protect them, KA POW!

Cal Jader's Day of the Dead futuro mix by Movimientos on Mixcloud

Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, Day of the Dead Futuro Children’s Workshop, Number 6 Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road, Brixton SW9 8ND
Free children’s futuristic costume-making and Day of the Dead face-painting workshop
Ages 8+
Please note Places for the workshop are FREE. Sign up for the workshop by emailing: info@movimientos.org.uk

Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 1pm, Film Screening: THE FLYING SAUCERS,
(Los platillos voladores), Dir Julián Soler, Mexico, 1956, 95 min. Ritzy Cinema.
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Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 11pm, Film Screening: THE SHIP OF THE MONSTERS
(La nave de los monstruos), Dir Rogelio A. González, Mexico, 1960, 81 min. Ritzy Cinema.
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Saturday 1st NOVEMBER, 7pm – 2 am, Day of the Dead Futuro Party supported by Wahaca Brixton, Number 6 Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road, Brixton SW9 8ND
Live Acts:Voodoo Love Orchestra, Malphino. DJs: Cal Jader (Movimientos), Oscar Arroyo (DJ Chilango)
Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door
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Tickets include free tacos from Wahaca’s Street kitchen.

Sunday 2nd NOVEMBER, 6 pm, Film Screening: SANTO VS THE MARTIAN INVASION
(Santo el enmascarado de plata contra la invasion de los marcianos), Dir Alfredo B. Crevenna, Mexico, 1967, 92 min. Ritzy Cinema.
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Presented by Celluloid Circus & Movimientos - the producers behind last year’s sold-out Dia de los Muertos Experience and forming part of the BFI Sci-Fi season.

This programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. For more information visit bfi.org.uk/scifi

We would also like to thank the generous support of Wahaca Brixton and Olmeca Altos,