AFS: La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street)

AFS: La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street)

La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street), a film by Arturo Ripstein

With director Arturo Ripstein in person

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

Synopsis: 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.

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

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CineClub México: El castillo de la pureza (The Castle of Purity)

CineClub México: El castillo de la pureza (The Castle of Purity)

CineClub México 1-Year Anniversary Celebration

El castillo de la pureza (The Castle of Purity), directed by Arturo Ripstein

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 150
Austin TX 78741

5:00pm — Inauguration of the exhibit "Six Decades of Mexican Cinema" 

7:00pm — Feature film presentation

Free and open to the public (RSVP)

About the Screening
EL CASTILLO DE LA PUREZA (THE CASTLE OF PURITY) is a 1973 film directed by Arturo Ripstein. One of Mexico's most distinguished and renowned film directors, Mr. Ripstein himself will be our special guest, who will introduce his film and answer audience questions. 

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Midnight Family

CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Midnight Family

Midnight Family, a film by Luke Lorentzen

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, 7:00pm
Sunday, September 8th, 2019, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

The film will be preceded by the short film O ÓRFÃO (THE ORPHAN) directed by Carolina Markowicz.

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

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aGLIFF: Esto no es Berlín (This Is not Berlin)

aGLIFF: Esto no es Berlín (This Is not Berlin)

Esto no es Berlín (This Is not Berlin), a film by Hari Sama

Sunday, August 25th, 2019, 3:45 pm
S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Tel: (512)861-7040

Synopsis: 1986. Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere: not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: post punk, sexual liberty, and drugs that challenges the relationship with his best friend Gera and lets him find his passion for art.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities International Film Festival.

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aGLIFF: Fin de siglo (End of the Century)

aGLIFF: Fin de siglo (End of the Century)

Fin de siglo (End of the Century), a film by Lucio Castro

Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Tel: (512)861-7040

Synopsis: In his assured feature debut, director Lucio Castro uses a brief encounter between two men, Javi and Ocho, as they begin to explore the nature of sex within a complicated relationship. Shifting forward and backward in time, this narrative slowly unfolds to reveal itself to be a portrait of a relationship that looks very different with each change and the ways relationships can evolve over time.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival co-presents this program in partnership with the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities International Film Festival.

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CineClub México: Danzón

CineClub México: Danzón

Danzón, directed by María Novaro

Thursday, August 15th, 2019, 7:00 PM
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
5202 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 150
Austin TX 78741

FREE and open to the public!

About the Film: DANZÓN is a 1991 film directed by the renowned Mexican director María Novaro and starring María Rojo. It was nominated by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences to the Ariel Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Score. It was considered in the number 45 spot among the 100 best Mexican films of all time by "Somos" magazine. Currently, María Novaro serves as the general director of the Mexican Film Institute director (IMCINE).

Copresented by Cine Las Americas

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