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Oct. 30, 2019
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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with a free screening of Coco at Sunnylands Center & Gardens
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – Sunnylands Center & Gardens is celebrating CV Days of Los Muertos with a free, outdoor screening of Coco, the 2017 Pixar film that follows a 12-year-old musician into the Land of the Dead to explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos.
The showing of the animated movie at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, caps a day-long series of Day of the Dead workshops and activities at Sunnylands. From 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., guests may color monarch butterfly cut outs and decorate skull masks that will be suitable for wearing. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to make paper marigolds, flowers that commonly adorn graves and altars during Day of the Dead celebrations.
People arriving for the screening of Coco, presented on the Sunnylands Great Lawn in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival, may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. The film, rated PG, centers on 12-year-old Miguel’s search for his great-great-grandfather in the Land of the Dead.
In addition to Friday’s festivities, guests are invited to view ofrendas, or ceremonial altars, that have been erected in the gardens by various Coachella Valley organizations from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 3. This year’s displays mark the sixth season that Sunnylands has partnered with CV Days of Los Muertos to offer Día de los Muertos observances in the Coachella Valley.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is located at 37977 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage.
For promotional images from the movie, Coco, click here.
The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, which operates The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands and Sunnylands Center & Gardens, is a nonprofit operating entity. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands hosts high-level retreats that address serious issues facing the nation and the world, including the 2013 meeting between President Obama and President Xi of the People’s Republic of China. Sunnylands also offers programs through Sunnylands Center & Gardens to educate the public about the history of Sunnylands, its architecture, art collections, cultural significance, and sustainable practices.