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Contemporary Mexican Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
EXHIBITION FILM SERIES - Select Fridays at 1:30 pm
CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN CINEMA
Contemporary Mexican cinema is vital, sophisticated and powerful, and ranges from gripping dramas and wry satire to magical realism.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Exquisite Eye/El ojo fino.

nombre   Sin Nombre (Nameless)
January 31 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Cary Fukunaga (Mexico/USA, 2009) 96 min. Rated R

Part harrowing immigration tale, part gangster story about a teenager living in Honduras who reunites with her long-estranged father and attempts to immigrate with him to America in order to start a new life.

frida   Frida
February 7 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Julie Taymor (USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002) 123 min. Rated R

This biography-drama of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo starring Salma Hayek, beautifully depicts her life story and how she lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.

lluvia   También la Lluvia (Even the Rain)
February 14 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Icíar Bollaín (Spain/Mexico/France, 2010) 103 min. UR

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus and the conquest of Latin America, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

sin   El Lugar Sin Límites (Place Without Limits)
February 28 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1978) 110 min. NR

In this critique of macho Mexican culture, the small town whorehouse is run by an elderly transvestite man and his daughter. Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in this small Mexican town.

padre   El Crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro)
March 7 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Carlos Carrera (Mexico/Spain/Argentina/France, 2002) 118 min. Rated R

Gael García Bernal plays a 24-year-old recently ordained priest, in a small Mexican town, who falls prey to sexual passions and politics.

light   Silent Light
March 21 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Carlos Reygadas (Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2007) 136 min. NR

A mesmerizing and deeply moving tale of love and betrayal played out in a pastoral Mennonite community in Mexico, as a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

like water   Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
March 28 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Alfonso Arau (Italy/France/UK, 1992) 105 min. Rated R

In the style of magical realism, this is a love story and about how life used to be in Mexico. It shows how marriage was imposed in those times, and how a love between two people can change everything.

alley   El Callejón de los Milagros (Midaq Alley)
April 4 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Jorge Fons (Mexico, 1995) 140 min.

This Mexican drama is an adaptation of Nobel-laureate Naguib Mahfouz's novel. Comprised of three overlapping chapters and characters that all have one thing in common--none of them get what they want.

pan   El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth)
April 11 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Spain/Mexico/USA, 2006) 118 min. Rated R

In this fairy tale, a family moves into an old house after the rise of Fascism. Their young daughter escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world and falls in love with a fawn that lives in a labyrinth behind their home.

perros   Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch)
April 18 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico, 2000) 154 min. Rated R

The film connects three stories along the margins in Mexico City, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

la vida   Arrancame la Vida (Tear This Heart Out)
April 25 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Roberto Sneider (Mexico, 2008) 107 min. Rated R


A husband with sweeping political ambitions and his outwardly docile wife ultimately use one another as a means to an end in this epic period drama that unfurls in 1930s and '40s, just after the Mexican Revolution.

Please Note: In Spanish only. No English subtitles.

infierna   El Infierna (El Narco)
May 2 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Luis Estrada (Mexico, 2010) 145 min. NC-17

Benny has been deported from the U.S. and is back home in Mexico, and gets involved in the drug business, which has surrounded him with money, women, violence and fun, but discovers that criminal life does not always keep its promises.

hecho   Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico)
May 9 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Duncan Bridgeman (Mexico, 2012) 98 min. Rated R

A documentary on some of Mexico’s contemporary music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews from Diego Luna, Lila Downs and many more iconic personalities.

  
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