A showcase of contemporary independent Mexican films blending fiction with non-fiction elements. Emphasizing form over content, the themes and characters they present fall outside of the clichés of Mexico portrayed by the media and break away from commercial production schemes.
Program 1: Micro-Symphonies, the Films of Axolote Cine
A series of the work by Axolote Cine film troupe. Merging between real and oneiric landscapes, these minimal stories offer current views of Mexico, while reflecting on universal themes. Film screen the first Thursday of the month at Maysles Cinema.
Malaventura – March 5th 2015, 7:30PM
One day. The old man walks the streets of the city, daily life goes on. Memories beset the man’s guilt leads him, the pain takes shape. The old man goes on his way to the end, as life continues its strange path.
Calle Lopez – April 2nd, 2015, 7:30PM
The small family formed by photographers Gerardo Barroso, Lisa Tillinger and their baby moved to the noisy and full of life López Street, in historic downtown of Mexico City. Everyday-life at the place seemed worthy of a documentary, so they began to follow transients with their camera. AFTER THE SCREENING: Discussion with Dir. Lisa Tillinger and Gerardo Barroso, along with Mexican migrant workers in NYC originally from Mexico City.
Mosca – May 7th, 2015, 7:30PM
Mosca is a night shift cab driver, a widower and father of two girls. Between his daily job and the memories of his wife, he tries to figure out his role as a father. AFTER THE SCREENING: Discussion with Dir. Bulmaro Osornio and main character Oscar Torres (Mosca) along with Brooklyn gipsy cab driver and playwright Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez.
Wadley – June 4th, 2015, 7:30PM
A young man with a backpack walks all on his own into the endless Mexican cactus desert. He takes some peyote. How does he get out again? AFTER THE SCREENING: Discussion with Dir. Matías Meyer and Biologist Pablo Meyer Rojas (New York Academy of Science).
Program 2: Digging Roots of a Denied Civilization | Starting Fall 2015
A series of current visions of indigenous Mexico. Stories and characters with a strong connection to nature, serve as a metaphor to explore global themes like identity, family or aging.
New York: March 5 - June 4. Full details here.