Based on the success of the 2011 fall series GenMex: Recent Films from Mexico, Anthology Film Archives is partnering once again with Cinema Tropical and the Mexican Cultural Institute to present 'GenMex Part II: Recent Films from Mexico' a film series that will take place September 6 – 12 presenting some of the most inventive and cutting-edge filmmakers working in Mexico today, and featuring five New York premieres.
'GenMex Part II' will showcase some of the most exciting films made in Mexico since the first installment of the series which was presented in the fall of 2011, proving that this new wave of Mexican cinema is anything but a fleeting phenomenon. The program includes the New York premiere of Michel Franco’s Después de Lucía / After Lucía (pictured top left), winner of the top prize at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, the Sundance favorite Halley (pictured right) by Sebastián Hofmann, and a special sneak preview of Natalia Beristain’s No quiero dormir sola / She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone, winner of the prize for Best Film at the Morelia Film Festival.
The series will also present the New York premiere of the documentary film Mitote by Eugenio Polgovsky and Fogo by Yulene Olaizola, as well as Nicolás Pereda's Los mejores temas / Greatest Hits, Pedro González-Rubio's Inori, Michel Lipkes' Malaventura and Kyzza Terrazas' El lenguaje de los machetes / Machete Language.
As part of 'GenMex Part II', Anthology Film Archives will also be hosting the U.S. theatrical premiere run of Matías Meyer’s minimalist epic The Last Christeros / Los últimos Cristeros, playing August 30 – September 5.
“We’re very excited to be partnering again with Anthology Film Archives and the Mexican Cultural Institute in bringing to New York audiences some of the best Mexican films of the last couple of years”, says Carlos A. Gutiérrez, Director of Cinema Tropical, and programmer of the film series, “these films illustrate the greatness and diversity of Mexican cinema and showcase some of the country’s most promising talents.”