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CHICOGRANDE

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 6:30 PM (WH)
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Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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CHICOGRANDE

DIRECTOR: Felipe Cazals - MEXICO

Chicogrande is set during Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa’s failed 1916 invasion of Columbus, New Mexico. Routed at Columbus and injured, Villa flees into the mountains, with a cavalry of American soldiers in hot pursuit. Villa’s only lifeline and link with the outside world is Chico Grande, Villa’s loyal supporter and a man who would gladly put his life on the line to save the “Northern Centaur.” As the American troops, scenting blood, close in, Chico Grande’s courage and dedication are put to the ultimate test. With acknowledgements due to John Ford and the Western, Chicogrande is still uncompromisingly a...

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CIRCO

Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 5:45 PM (B1)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 3:30 PM (B1)
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CIRCO

DIRECTOR: Aaron Schock - MEXICO

Filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, this cinematic road movie enters the luminous world of a small traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance. An enchanting, insiders’ tale of family life under the big top, it documents an almost extinct way of life. To be a member of the Ponce family is to participate in La Gran Circo de Mexico, family-owned and operated since the 19th century. But as declining audiences threaten the circus’ viability, the ties that bind the family fray and loosen, and the future...

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THE GOLD MINE

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 12:45 PM (WH)

THE GOLD MINE

DIRECTOR: Jacques Bonnavent - MEXICO

Betina, a lonely spinster, meets what appears to be the man of her dreams online. But after making an arduous trip to be with him, what awaits her is a wholly unexpected fate. (10 mins.)

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MARTHA

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 4 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 5:30 PM (B1)
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MARTHA

DIRECTOR: Marcelino Islas Hernández - MEXICO

After 30 years as an archivist at a small Mexico City insurance company, life is suddenly turned upside down for prim 75-year-old Martha (Magda Vizaino) when a computer is brought in to replace her. Once she is fired, life loses all meaning for her. With no one she can trust and nothing else to live for, Martha decides to end her life. With the help of Eva, the young woman hired to transfer the files to the computer, her journey towards death surprisingly leads her back to life. Marrying socially conscious neo-realist instincts with touches of black humor and religious...

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REVOLUCIÓN

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 3:30 PM (WH)
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Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 3:30 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 12 PM (B3)
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REVOLUCIÓN

DIRECTOR: Various - MEXICO

Showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, this omnibus film commemorates the centenary of the Mexican Revolution, an event that transformed Mexican society and impacted social change throughout Latin America in the 20th century. Ten of Mexico’s brightest young directors contributed a short to the project, organized and co-produced by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Ranging from Patricia Riggen’s delightful Beautiful and Beloved to Carlos Reygadas’s explosive This Is My Kingdom, Revolución is an intriguing collection of responses to the Revolution’s legacy and a fascinating panorama of views on contemporary Mexico. (105 mins.)

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