When you think of Faustian bargains, you think of the devil offering someone something cool in exchange for his or her soul. There's a cost of doing business with Mephistopheles and it takes a miracle or a sacrifice to get Faust out of the fire.
Such is the case of Macario, a film based on a Mexican folk tale. The Devil, God and Death approach the hungry peasant Macario to share his turkey on the Day of the Dead. Macario refuses all but Death, who gives him a bottle of water, a drink from which can cure any illness.
Soon Macario is richer than the village doctor and has the full attention of the Spanish Inquisition.
Presented by the Mexican Consulate in Boise, Macario plays at the Washington Group Plaza Auditorium, 720 Park Blvd., this evening at 6 p.m. Admission is free and a reception begins at 5:45 p.m.