Fountains at Farah Free Movie Series Concludes Saturday with ‘Coco’
Calling all Catrinas y Calacas.
"Movie Nite on the Lawn" at the Fountains at Farah comes to an end this Saturday, Nov. 2, with a free Día de los Muertos outdoor screening of Coco.
Based on the Mexican Day of the Dead observance, Coco is the story of a little boy named Miguel "who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.”
Released in 2017, the critically acclaimed film won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature, and is already considered one of the best animated movies of all-time. And did you know two former El Pasoans are featured in the movie?
Lombardo Boyar and Octavio Solis -- both Riverside High grads -- have speaking parts in the flick. Boyar voices a mariachi singer as well as the role of "Gustavo," and Solis is the voice of the “arrival agent”. He also served as a cultural consultant on the movie.
The movie gets underway at 7 p.m. on the festival lawn located on the lower section across from Kona Grill and Chuy’s. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Faces painted like a skull optional, but definitely encouraged.
Coco is a fan favorite so if you go plan to go get there early enough to claim a good spot.