(A showcase of contemporary independent Mexican films blending fiction with non-fiction elements.)
Curated by Sebastian Diaz
Lisa Tillinger & Gerardo Barroso Alcalá, 2010, 70 min
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. The result is a kind of “urban symphony” in black and white, through which street vendors, mendicants and taqueros parade portraying Mexican society as a microcosm.
Margaret Mead Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, Paris International Environmental Film Festival, FIFE.
Discussion with Dir. Lisa Tillinger and Gerardo Barroso, along with Mexican migrant street workers in NYC originally from Mexico City.Mingle with music, complimentary Mexican food, and mezcal tasting.
Thanks to the event partners:
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Remezcla, Cinema Tropical,Panorama Mezcal, Espiritu Lauro mezcal, Mezcal de las Hormigas, Taco Mix, Brooklyn Documentary Club, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) NYU, Mex and The City, Mu media, Axolote Cine, Ajenjo Cine.
Upcoming films of Program 1Mosca – May 7th, 2015, 7:30pm
Wadley – June 4th, 2015, 7:30pm
Program 2: Digging Roots of a Denied Civilization (Dates TBD, Fall-Winter 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.
Brilliant Soil – TBD Fall 2015, 7:30pm
Rehje – TBD Fall 2015, 7:30pm
Sylvestre Pantaleón– TBD Winter 2015, 7:30pm
Cuates de Australia– TBD Winter 2015, 7:30pm