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Fri, Jun 14


Epsilon Spires

POPOL VUH: The Creation Myth of the Maya w/ Cuisine by Three Stones

Experience the epic Mayan creation story! Illustrated in exquisite hand-painted animations that are carefully based upon the original indigenous artwork. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Mayan feast created by Mucuy Bolles, Chef of Three Stones Mexican-Mayan Cocina, a James Beard Award semifinalist.

POPOL VUH: The Creation Myth of the Maya w/ Cuisine by Three Stones
POPOL VUH: The Creation Myth of the Maya w/ Cuisine by Three Stones

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Doors open at 6pm, Film Begins at 6:15pm, the Multi-Course Dinner begins at 7:20pm.


Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya, (1989, 60 mins, Dir. Patricia Amlin)

Filmmaker Patricia Amlin’s passion for Maya culture and ancient Maya art began on a trip to Guatemala in the 1970s. She has spent considerable time in Maya communities, and provided refuge in her home for friends during the Guatemalan Maya genocides of the 1980s. At this time, Amlin was gifted with the chance to share their beliefs with the world to help stop the genocide.During the late ‘70s and ‘80s, Amlin and other researchers on early Maya civilization realized that ancient Maya art, particularly Classic period (400-900 A.D.) painted pottery, illustrated stories still known among contemporary Maya people, most particularly the story of creation.

This story is best known from a rare 16th century manuscript, the Popol Vuh, or Quiché Maya Book of Council - the most complete of traditional histories to survive the colonial period. Literally every Maya community possessed a similar document recording the ancestral past of their community. Inspired by this epic narrative of primordial time and Maya artistry, Amlin and her collaborators embarked on their own 13-year epic journey to create this classic, award-winning film. The exquisite hand-drawn and painted animation is carefully based upon the indigenous artwork that inspired Amlin, both capturing and honoring the character of Maya graphic representation

"An artistic and intellectual triumph.” - Peter Allen, Professor of Anthropology, Rhode Island College, in Archaeology

“This beautiful and historic film gives life to the mythic history and art of the Maya. Students and teachers of Native American culture, history, and literature must see it.” - Lawanna Trout, Director, Institute in American Indian Culture and History, The Newberry Library, Chicago

Tonight's Menu by Three Stones Mexican Mayan Cocina!

Guests will be welcomed with homemade totopos (tortilla chips) served with a variety of salsas, including Three Stone's special  Zicil Paac (Mayan Pumpkin seed salsa). 

The main course will feature an assortment of tamales: Chicken, Rajas a la Crema (Roasted poblano pepper, queso fresco and cream) and Tamal de Zicil (a vegan tamale filled with roasted eggplant, kale, spinach, mushroom and roasted ground pumpkin seeds). The buffet will include tomato salsas and cheeses for topping the tamales and beans and a refreshing cucumber salad.

For dessert: Tia Lupe’s unforgettable flan!

Dinner includes beverages such as homemade sangria, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo, and Agua de Jamaica (fresh water infused with hibiscus flowers)!

Multi-disciplinary Artist, Curator, and Chef, Mucuy Bolles (born in Komchen Mexico) has a varied history including 26 years as a soloist and principal with some of America’s most acclaimed dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as on Broadway such as Disney’s The Lion King. Along with her mother and husband, she was a James Beard semifinalist at their Brattleboro restaurant, Three Stones Mayan Mexican Cocina. Mucuy’s mother, Alejandra was born in Ticul, a small village in Yucatan and for over thirteen years Three Stones kept her legacy alive through her recipes. These days Mucuy devotes her time to working at her home studio in Marlboro VT, and exploring her Mayan heritage through ceramics. She is a juried member of the NH League of Craftsmen, The Rock River Artists, and Brattleboro West Arts. Her work can be seen at various studio tours and shows such as the Paradise City Arts, The NH League of Craftsmen’s Annual Fair, and Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts.


  • Dinner and Film Experience!

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  • Popul Vuh (Film Only)

  • Sliding Scale Ticket (Film)




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