GenMex Part II: Recent Films from Mexico
August 30 - September 12, 2013
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 a series featuring some of the most inventive and cutting-edge filmmakers working in Mexico today.
Over the past decade, an emerging generation of filmmakers in the country has produced an impressive and internationally acclaimed body of work. Some of these filmmakers, such as Matías Meyer, Eugenio Polgovksy, Pedro González-Rubio, and Yulene Olaizola, have been able to create substantial bodies of work in a short time, each of them producing three, four, or, in the case of the exceedingly prolific Nicolás Pereda, seven feature films. Their ranks have been joined by others who have burst onto the scene more recently, with debut features and sophomore productions promising great things – including Kyzza Terrazas, Michel Lipkes, Sebastián Hofmann, Natalia Beristáin, and Michel Franco, among others.
GenMex Part II will showcase some of the most exciting films made in Mexico since the first installment of the series, five of them New York premieres, 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, winner of the top prize at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, the Sundance favorite Halley 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.
As part of the series, 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.
GenMex Part II is presented by Anthology Film Archives, Cinema Tropical, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Additional support provided by National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Rolex Institute.
Special thanks to all the filmmakers, and to Jaime Jaimes and Víctor Manuel Juárez (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), Estrella Araiza (Vendocine); Sandro Fiorin & Alex García (FiGa Films); Sandra Gómez & Jessy Vega (Interior XIII); Shinji Kitagawa (Nara International Film Festival); Aida LiPera & Lita Robinson (Visit Films); David Pike (BrinkVision); Juan Pablo Polo (Axolote Distribución); Franka Schwabe (Bac Films); and Jacqueline Jimenez (Pantelion Films).
All films at:
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street, New York City
(212) 505-5181 / www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
With the support of The Rolex Institute
Unless otherwise noted, all films are in Spanish with English subtitles.