AFF: Shorts Program 12: Historias de Mexico

AFF: Shorts Program 12: Historias de Mexico

Historias de Mexico
Five short films presented in English or with English Subtitles

Titles: Towards the Sun (UK, 20 min), These Colors Don’t Run (USA, 10 min), El Almuerzo (USA, 16 min), We Need to Talk (Mexico, 8 min), Between Us (Mexico, 25 min) [more info]

Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 8:30pm
Galaxy Highland
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Monday, October 30th, 2017 4:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.

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AFF: Sangra. Grita. Late! (Bleed. Scream. Beat!)

AFF: Sangra. Grita. Late! (Bleed. Scream. Beat!)

Sangra. Grita. Late! (Bleed. Scream. Beat!), a film by Aldo Miyashiro

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 6:15pm
Hideout Theatre
617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Monday, October 30th, 2017, 10:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Synopsis: Ten actors star in three distinct stories, portraying a different character in each one, all to reveal the wild, chaotic, and tender city of Lima, Peru. Featured in this film are a tragic story of a man hurt by bullying, a black comedy about two women involved in an unintentional crime, and a melodrama about a daughter who needs a heart to survive. The characters of these stories are confronted with heartbreaking hurdles to overcome, each linked by the brutality of a city that is anything but merciful.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.

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CineNoche: El Sueño del Mara’akame (Mara’akame’s Dream)

CineNoche: El Sueño del Mara’akame (Mara’akame’s Dream)

El Sueño del Mara’akame (Mara'akame's Dream), a film by Federico Cecchetti

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: Nieri is a young Huichol Indian whose dream is to travel with his band to play a concert in Mexico City. But his father is a Mara’akame (Huichol Shaman) and has different plans for his son. Winner, 2017 Ariel Awards for Best First Feature Film and Best Original Score.

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

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AFS: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!

AFS: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!

Austin Film Society presents: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!, directed by Fernando de Fuentes

Sunday, October 15th, 2017, 6:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Advance Ticket Sales HERE.

Synopsis: In 1914, six friends, all rancheros who have sat out the Revolution, decide to do the honorable thing and join the rebel army of Gen. Pancho Villa (Domingo Soler). A humane and increasingly sorrowful look at the perversion of the Revolution’s best intentions, ¡VÁMONOS CON PANCHO VILLA! was voted the best Mexican film of all time in 1994.

Sponsored by Cine Las Americas

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AFS: El Compadre Mendoza

AFS: El Compadre Mendoza

Austin Film Society presents: El Compadre Mendoza, directed by Emilio Fernández

Sunday, October 8th, 2017, 6:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Advance Ticket Sales HERE.

Synopsis: Initially a movement to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, by 1913 the Revolution had devolved into a factional civil war, with various leaders vying for power. During this chaotic period, Rosalío Mendoza (Alfredo del Diestro again), a wily, well-to-do rancher, thrives by opportunistically supporting whichever faction appears at his hacienda’s doorstep. But what will Mendoza do when a rival faction offers him a huge sum of money to betray Nieto?

Sponsored by Cine Las Americas

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AFS: El Prisionero 13

AFS: El Prisionero 13

Austin Film Society presents: El Prisionero 13, directed by Fernando de Fuentes

Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 6:30 PM
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Advance Ticket Sales HERE.

Synopsis: A sobering portrait of the corruption that overtook revolutionary ideals, EL PRISIONERO 13 was recognized at the time of its release as a watershed Mexican film. “From now on,” one commentator wrote, “our filmmakers will be divided into two periods: before and after EL PRISIONERO 13.”

Sponsored by Cine Las Americas

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