AFS: Salón México

AFS: Salón México

Austin Film Society presents: Salón México, directed by Emilio Fernández

Sunday, June 18th, 2017, 6:00 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

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Synopsis: Directed by Emilio Fernández and stunningly photographed by the great Gabriel Figueroa, Salón México is a prime example of Mexico’s cabaretera genre. Mercedes (Marga López) works as a dance-hall b-girl to pay for her younger sister’s private school education. When Mercedes takes money owed her by her pimp (Rodolfo Acosta), his retaliation is swift and brutal.

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Viva Cinema: Cinco días sin Nora

Viva Cinema: Cinco días sin Nora

Cinco días sin Nora (Nora's Will), a film by Mariana Chenillo

Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 7:00pm

Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78701
Tel: (512) 936 - 8746

Synopsis: Jose learns that his ex-wife, Nora, has committed suicide. With Passover looming, her body must be buried immediately according to tradition or the family will be forced to wait five days. In the ensuing chaos, secrets are revealed and love comes to light in unexpected ways.

Viva Cinema, a new, original film series at the Bullock Museum, celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making.


CineNoche: No

CineNoche: No

No, a film by Pablo Larraín

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 11:00am

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

Synopsis: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.