Now in its 14th year, the festival is the longest-running showcase of contemporary Mexican cinema in the United States. The opening night film will be:
Bellas de noche / Beauties of the Night.
The award-winning new documentary, directed by Maria José Cuevas, charts the past and present lives of Rossy Mendoza, Olga Breeskin, Wanda Seux, Lyn May and Princesa Yamal, the Mexico City showgirls who were propelled beyond their cabaret stages to national fame in the 1970s and 80s. Cuevas’ directorial debut, an intimate portrait of fame and post-fame life, collected the awards for Best Documentary, Best Documentary by a Woman, and the Guerrero Press Award at the recent Morelia International Film Festival.
Tucson: March 22 - 26. Full lineup and details here.