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

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

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

CineNoche: Frágil equilibrio (Delicate Balance)

CineNoche: Frágil equilibrio (Delicate Balance)

Frágil equilibrio (Delicate Balance), a film by Guillermo García López

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 11:00am

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

Synopsis: FRÁGIL EQUILIBRIO is a journey across the world, highlighting our common dreams, hopes, and humanity. It focuses on three stories in Africa, Spain, and Japan, each of which addresses modern day issues. Winner, 2017 Premio Goya for Best Documentary Feature.

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

aGLIFF: Chavela

aGLIFF: Chavela

Chavela, a film by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Sunday, September 10th, 2017, 1:15 pm
S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 
Tel: (512) 861-7040

Synopsis: Winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Frameline and the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Outfest, CHAVELA is a thought-provoking, bittersweet tribute to one of best unknown treasures in music history.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and Mercury Mambo co-present this program in partnership with the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

aGLIFF: Etiqueta no rigurosa (No Dress Code Required)

aGLIFF: Etiqueta no rigurosa (No Dress Code Required)

Etiqueta no rigurosa (No Dress Code Required), a film by Cristina Herrera Bórquez

Sunday, September 10th, 2017, 10:15 am
S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 
Tel: (512) 861-7040

Synopsis: Marriage equality continues to be a battle that the gay community is engaged in around the world. The obstacles to overcome are different in each nation. For Victor Manuel Aguirre and Victor Fernando Urias, getting married in their hometown of Mexicali in the Mexican state of Baja California is a battle fraught with exasperating tricks and bureaucratic hurdles from their opponents.

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