Catch Award-winning Films for Free At The Screening Room
March 12, 2015
by Liz Felix
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Tucson Cine Mexico is bringing award-winning documentaries, dramas, comedies, and a thriller to Downtown Tucson, and the showings are all free to the public!
Tucson Cine Mexico, a US based film festival that focuses on the works of Mexican filmmakers, will be showcasing a diverse set of films like Beto Gomez’ new film, Flying Low/Volando Bajo, a musical comedy that’s being called the Mexican This is Spinal Tap, and González, a thriller that looks into faith, greed and fraud, featuring Javier Bardem’s brother, Carlos Bardem.
From March 19-22, you’ll be able to get your fill of contemporary Mexican cinema which includes six feature films, two documentaries and one short. If compelling dramas and eye-opening documentaries are your thing, you’ll probably want to head to The Screening Room and get your tickets now. The film festival will also be giving the Tucson community a sneak peak at Gloria, a film that chronicles the rise and fall of the Mexican pop diva, Gloria Trevi, in advance of its US theatrical release.
Kicking off the film festival on March 19, will be the documentary, Coffee: Chants of Smoke/Café Cantos de Humo, about the daily life and challenges of a modern-day indigenous family and the drama Güeros, winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Best First Feature about travel and self-discovery in the vein of Y Tu Mama Tambien. The film Güeros also took home the prize for Best Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival for its black and white aesthetic.
Among the films to be screened at Tucson Cine Mexico is the short film, La Graduación/The Graduation by UA Film and Television BFA alumnus, Rafael Gomez. After the screening of the documentary, Corridos, Sones y Pasiones, the film festival will conclude the four-day cinematic event with a live musical performance by local singer Edgar Ricaud and guitarist Jonathan Martinez on Sunday, March 22.
If you’re looking to catch some great films or support the next Iñárritu or Cuaron, you’ll want to check out Tucson Cine Mexico’s lineup below and make sure to visit The Screening Room for your free tickets as they’re sure to go fast!
Tucson Cine Mexico 2015 lineup:
Café (Canto de Humo)/Coffee (Chants of Smoke)
La Graduación/The Graduation
La Tirisia/Perpetual Sadness
Volando Bajo (film director Beto Gomez will be in attendance)
Corridos, Sones y Pasiones (film director, Carlos Gonzalez will be in attendance)
To find out more about the film festival, visit Tucson Cine Mexico’s website here.