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Sat, March 29, 5:00pm

“The Absent Stone (La Piedra Ausente)”

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

In 1964, through an impressive feat of engineering, the largest carved stone in the Americas was moved from San Miguel, Coatlinchan to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. The locals insist its absence has brought misfortune in the form of droughts.  In starkly inventive animations, copious archival materials, and illuminating encounters with both stone-movers and townspeople, filmmakers Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner explore ancient ruins affect on the present day.

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The Absent Stone (La Piedra Ausente)

(Jesse Lerner, Sandra Rozental, 2013) 82 min

In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was moved from the town of Coatlinchan to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City in an impressive feat of engineering....