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Father Kino Celebration Festival
May 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$2 - $7
Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) is often called the “Padre on Horseback.”
A missionary, explorer, astronomer and mapmaker, Father Kino surmounted numerous challenges as he journeyed through Mexico, Arizona and California. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Padre Kino’s mortal remains, we will show three films in the 1885 schoolhouse. (The schoolhouse is not – yet – air conditioned). A Spanish language film, Kino: La Leyenda del Cura Negro was filmed in Mexico in 1993 with Enrique Rocha and Rodolfo de Anda. The film received 11 nominaciones a la Academia Mexicana (their Academy Awards). 109 minutes. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.