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SHOWING 32 FILMS FROM MEXICO
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NEWS FROM AFAR

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Ricardo Benet
  • Country: Mexico
Having grown up in a tiny hardscrabble village in the Mexican highlands, Martin sets out for Mexico City to seek his own destiny, and to save his father and mother from the marginalization to which they seem destined. An impressively crafted and moving first feature. |Read More
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11TH HOUR

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Jim Sheridan
  • Country: Mexico, 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, New York
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PORTRAIT OF DIEGO: THE REVOLUTIONARY GAZE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
Fifty years ago, Diego Rivera, Gabriel Figueroa, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo collaborated on a documentary film about Rivera, but it was never finished until now, after Figueroa's son and Rivera's grandson decided to show how these three great artists shared a vision. Co-hosted with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. |Read More
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RUDO Y CURSI

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Country: USA, Mexico
Stars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna and producers Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy), and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) present a splendid, riotous film about a pair of thickheaded stepbrothers whose rivalry takes them from their jobs on a small-town banana ranch to star spots on opposing soccer teams. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Sports
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SCHERZO DIABOLICO

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Adrián García Bogliano
  • Country: USA, Mexico
Armed with a fine-tuned chokehold and penchant for piano sonatas, a wearied accountant breaks his mild-mannered routine when he kidnaps a young woman. What starts as a carefully calculated plan soon crescendos into his worst nightmare. A delightfully twisted black comedy, Scherzo Diabolico is the latest opus from director Adrián García Bogliano. |Read More
Horror, Thriller, Latino Director(s)

SENTIMENTAL ENGINE SLAYER

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
  • Country: USA, Mexico
Reality and fantasy entangle in the semi-autobiographical tale of a twentysomething misfit's loopy trip through manhood in the dusty US-Mexico border town of El Paso, Texas. While director/writer/star Omar Rodriguez Lopez's psychedelic sonic sensibilities are most well-known for fueling the Grammy-winning rockers The Mars Volta, it is piercingly clear that he is also as a riveting and rare voice for independent American cinema. |Read More
Drama, Music
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THIS IS NOT BERLIN

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Directed By: Hari Sama
  • Country: Mexico
As World Cup fever hits Mexico in 1986, two middle class teens discover an underground culture of experimentation with sex, drugs, and art. This Is Not Berlin is a film that crosses narrative and formal boundaries with the same thrilling abandon that its characters do emotional and experiential ones. |Read More
Drama, LGBTQIA
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TO THE OTHER SIDE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Natalia Almada
  • Country: USA, Mexico
Told using Mexico's 200 year-old beautiful tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States. The film uncovers the dangers and tragedy of drug smuggling and illegal immigration. |Read More
Documentary, Music
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TWO EMBRACES

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
Four people forced to fend for themselves in life -- a burdened twelve-year-old boy, the cashier he has a crush on, an angry taxi driver and the estranged daughter of one of his passengers -- come together in two embraces. An auspicious film debut and poignant tale of lonely people who find a glimmer of hope in each other in today's Mexico City. |Read More
Drama

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