Fandango at the Wall


Varda Bar-Kar


Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:00am
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:00am
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:00am
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:00am
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:00am
Wed, 04/21/2021 - 12:00am
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 12:00am
Fri, 04/23/2021 - 12:00am
Sat, 04/24/2021 - 12:00am
Sun, 04/25/2021 - 12:00am
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:00am

Special Notes

with a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Varda Bar-Kar and others on Tuesday, April 27 at 1pm; register for the webinar here

Release year/country

2020 USA




1 hr 32 mins


Image from film FANDANGO AT THE WALL

To reserve a ticket to watch Fandango at the Wall, please visit this Eventbrite link. Screener will be available from 4/16–4/26.

An exuberant documentary that follows masterful son jarocho musicians from Veracruz, Mexico to the United States-Mexico border where they join renowned New York Maestro Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for a transformational music & dance festival, Fandango Fronterizo, taking place on both sides of the border. Originating in Veracruz, son jarocho is a 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines African, Indigenous and Spanish traditions.

With a poetic musical approach inspired by the son jarocho tradition, Fandango at the Wall reveals a Mexico seldom depicted, and delves into the current mass human migrations spurred by violence, poverty, and corruption.The event resulted in an album, a book and this documentary, directed by Cornell alumna Varda Bar-Kar ‘82.

For more information about the film:

Subtitled • Ithaca Premiere