Residents are reminded that tonight, September 2nd, is a special Movie in the Park that was previously located at Festival Park. The movie will now be taking place at the Hemmens Cultural Center due to the potential for inclement weather tonight. The movie, My Mexican Shivah, is being presented by the City of Elgin and the Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Coalition, as a kick off to Labor Day weekend activities, which includes Fiesta Salsa beginning at noon on Saturday.
Entrance to the movie is free. The movie will be shown at 8:00 p.m.
The movie was featured at the 2011 Latino Film Festival in Chicago. The storyline is about Moishe Tartakovsky, an exuberant patriarch of a Mexico City family, who dies of a heart attack in the middle of a raucous mariachi party. He leaves behind a large and complicated web of secrets and relationships that must be untangled over the course of his seven-day shivah (the prescribed mourning period in Jewish custom). In this sly and charming dysfunctional-family drama, the comically unraveling shivah will serve to account for the life of the deceased, but more importantly will bring those he left behind to account for himself.