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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Jim Sheridan
  • Country: Mexico and Ireland
Based on a true story, 11th Hour recounts how, on the evening of 9/11, Maria José's bar is heaving with locals united in grief and a building rage; a cop pulls his gun and when a surprise visitor enters Maria has to seize the moment to take back control. | Read More
Drama and New York


  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: León Rechy
  • Country: Mexico
After participating in an execution by lethal injection, a doctor is so overcome by Angst that he decides to find a way out.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read More
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Yulene Olaizola
  • Country: Mexico
This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
Best cinematography narrative


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
The Best Cinematography Award goes to Damian Garcia for Güeros:

A water balloon dropping from the sky, exploding on a mother’s head, in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces its director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, as a bold new voice of Mexican cinema. Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance. | Read More
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  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Laura Richard
  • Country: USA and Mexico
A pregnant Mexican woman is determined to have her baby on American soil. In order to take advantage of immigration policy, she waits until her cervix is dilated enough to cross the border in “active labor.” To complete her journey, Maria must face the intense physical strain of childbirth and the dangerous complications of illegal border crossing. | Read More
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  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthew Heineman
  • Country: USA and Mexico
A portrait of two men, both leaders of small paramilitary groups that police different sides of the Mexican drug war: one in the southern US and the other in Michoacan, deep inside Mexico. With unprecedented access, this film brings forward deep questions about the breakdown of order and entanglement of modern-day vigilante movements at a time when the government cannot provide basic security for its people. In Spanish and English with subtitles. A release by The Orchard. | Read More
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jose Villalobos Romero
  • Country: Mexico
Jaime García appears to be the quintessentially machismo mariachi singer, yet beneath his magnetic confidence lies a man struggling to maintain a relationship with his estranged family while living as an HIV-positive man. In Jose Villalobos Romero’s remarkable cinematic debut, he utilizes vivid tableaus and stylized perspective to paint a beautifully unique and emotional portrait of a man divided. | Read More
Comedy, Documentary, Latino Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
Actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También) steps behind the camera for this heartfelt documentary about the life and career of his countryman, Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, considered one of the sport's--and Mexico's--all-time greats. Luna follows Chávez through the final bouts of his career, even as he proudly passes the torch of boxing to his son. | Read More
Sports and Documentary


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