AFS: La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street)

Austin Film Society presents: La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street), a film by Arturo Ripstein

With director Arturo Ripstein in person

Mexico, 2015 
Crime/Drama, 99 min, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: Patricia Reyes Spindola, Nora Velazquez, Sylvia Pasquel, Alejandro Suarez, Arcelia Ramirez, Juan Francisco Longoria, Guillermo Lopez, Ernando Gonzalez, Alberto Estrella, Emoe de la Parra, Eligio Melendez, Greta Cervantes

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 4:00pm
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752

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From his earliest beginnings in the film medium, where he observed the machinations of the Mexican film business alongside his producer father and later worked as an assistant to Luis Buñuel, director Arturo Ripstein has had a vantage point of Mexican society and culture that few others can boast of. And he has chosen to use his talent to tell stories that few others would. He shows us lives on the fringes of culture and confronts us with the paradoxes of modern “civilized” life.

In doing so, he has become one of Mexico’s most lauded filmmakers. He has won more international awards than any of us can count, has received the prestigious National Award For Arts & Sciences, bestowed by the Government Of Mexico, and has been the subject of career retrospectives at the Museum Of Modern Art and the Art Institute Of Chicago.

We are honored to welcome Arturo Ripstein to Austin and to present his most recent feature, BLEAK STREET (2015), a skid row story of elderly prostitutes, little-people wrestlers, and murder that proves that Ripstein’s strong interest in the outsider, and his filmmaking powers, are as strong as ever.

afsPresented by the Austin Film Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love film and creative media.

A co-presentation of CineClub México, by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. Sponsored by Aeromexico.