On May 5, The Frida will be joining businesses and cultural centers throughout Santa Ana in celebrating Cinco de Mayo by screening writer-director Rafael Lara’s award-winning 2013 epic Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla, free-of-charge at both 5:30pm and 8pm!
Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, one of the most significant battles in Mexico’s history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy in 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza (Kuno Becker) must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. An ambitiously-scaled film brimming with period detail, expertly-staged battle sequences, and powerful performances, Lara’s film chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit as they bravely fight for their lives, their families, and their nation.
Saturday, May 5 – 5:30pm & 8pm