Oregon Muertos, in partnership with Hollywood Theatre, and with support of the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico is proud to open the Día de Muertos: A Celebration of Life Festival 2023 with this important film.
Macario is a 1960 Mexican drama film directed by Roberto Gavaldón, and starring Ignacio López Tarso and Pina Pellicer. It is based on the novel by B. Traven. Macario has been widely regarded by critics and audiences as one of the greatest Mexican films ever made in Mexican cinema. After it was entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival it was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film. One of the 13 Día de Muertos skeletons will be placed at the entrance of the theater holding a portrait of Mr. López Tarso to honor his memory as he recently departed earlier this year in March.