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Film screening: Jai Alai Blues

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Instituto Cervantes

31 West Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60654

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MAS Context, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, is pleased to present the screening of the film Jai Alai Blues.

How can a rural sport such as Jai Alai be exported successfully to so many countries?

Jai Alai Blues is a documentary-project of the history behind it, in which the entrepreneurs took advantage of the success the game and the gambling had provided to promote the sport that ended up being incredibly popular in very unalike countries. Egypt, China, the Philippines, Cuba, Mexico and the United States are some of the scenarios in the Jai Alai background. In these places, the pelotaris were considered true artists who attracted extensive media coverage to the activities at the Fronton. But the splendor of the Jai Alai golden age didn’t last forever

This is the first screening of Jai Alai Blues in the United States.

For more information about the film screening, please visit http://www.mascontext.com/news/jai-alai-blues-film-screening-november-9-2017/

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