GENMEX: RECENT FILMS FROM MEXICO
September 16 – September 22
Mexican cinema has reinvented itself. It’s been over ten years now since Alejandro González Iñárritu’s AMORES PERROS stormed the Critics’ Week at Cannes, winning its top prize and opening the door to an exciting new era for Mexican cinema. Since then Mexico has witnessed the birth of a vigorous and dynamic generation of young filmmakers who have been challenging many of the traditional and archetypical representations of the country. Taking advantage of hybrid modes of production, and hand-in-hand with the convoluted political and social changes that the country has experienced in the past decade, the members of this generation have been able to establish solid careers in a very short time span.
Carlos Reygadas, Pedro González-Rubio, Fernando Eimbcke, Natalia Almada, Julián Hernández, and Nicolás Pereda, among many others, are members of this diverse and influential group of filmmakers who have been making waves in the international film circuit. “GenMex: Recent Films from Mexico” presents works made by some of the most outstanding filmmakers of this generation, including the debut feature film of Gerardo Naranjo (director of the acclaimed MISS BALA), as well as lesser-known yet exciting films that have had very limited exposure in the U.S.
Curated by Carlos Gutiérrez (Cinema Tropical). Special thanks to María Elena Cabezut & Aldo Sánchez (Mexican Cultural Institute NY), Jonás Cuarón, Matías Meyer, Sandro Fiorin, Cristina Garza & Alex Garcia (FiGa Films), Paola Herrera, Jonathan Hertzberg (IFC Films), Stephen Kent Jusick (MIX NYC), Demetri Makoulis (Elephant Eye Films), Javier Nuñez (The Mexican Film Institute – IMCINE), and Claudia Prado (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica).
The screenings of Julián Hernández’s RAGING SUN, RAGING SKY are co-presented by MIX NYC, presenter of the NY Queer Experimental Film Festival (www.mixnyc.org).
Presented as part of Celebrate México Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture produced by CN Management. For more info, visit www.mexiconowfestival.org.
All films in this series are in Spanish with English subtitles.