La Ofrenda

Bud Watch Party ~ La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 12:00am
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 12:00am
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A special Bud Watch Party to help illuminate the Dia de los Muertos Community Altar in Library Hall

La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead is a thorough look at the Mexican celebration of the dead, the sacred days when the souls of the departed return to visit the living. Tracing the Days of the Dead tradition from its roots in Indian culture to its manifestations in contemporary Chicano communities, this unconventional and visually arresting documentary contemplates the loving and sometimes humorous Mexican cultural attitudes toward “that constant companion,” death. Watch the film, then visit the Dia de los Muertos Community Altar in Library Hall Nov. 1-4.

Stream the 50-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.


"La Ofrenda offers the viewer (an) opportunity to confront and contemplate one's own mortality while immersing oneself in a candlelit and sun-drenched film redolent with sensuousness and joy."
Sundance Institute

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.