09nov7:00 pmHAY CINE

Event Details

HAY CINE: FREE Artist Documentaries

November 9, 2022 – 7pm
Venue: Joshua Tree Retreat Center (Noble Hall)


Playing with Fire tells the life story of Carlos Almaraz, one of the true greats of American art, a painter and activist who influenced everyone who came after him. The Chicano Art Movement owes a large part of its power to Almaraz and his impressive body of work. (82 minutes)

Please note: Carlos Almaraz’s work is included in the newly opened Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. Go see his work in person if you get a chance. This film is not rated.

Special thanks to Richard Montoya. 

Christy Addis-Gutierrez, Hay Cine Curator
Christy has been the Program Director for the Fine Arts Film Festival in Venice, CA for the last three years, and has had the pleasure of viewing hundreds of indie films every year and supporting the filmmaking community. She earned a BFA and an MFA in design, and studied film in New York University’s Graduate Filmmaking program. She worked in the film industry for over a decade, taught art and design to high school and college students, managed numerous public mural projects, and has curated and/or exhibited in a number of fine art shows. A full-time resident of Joshua Tree, Christy enjoys contributing to the area’s vibrant creative community.