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Documentary
A History of Mexico
Mon, Mar 28, 1pm
Fri, Apr 1, 1pm
60 pesos
A special thanks to Mrs. Cleo Kamelhar for use of her husband Murray Kamelhar’s History of Mexico documentary. Through the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities and events from the Olmecs to the present time come alive. Mexico’s history is a story of victories and defeats under overwhelming odds. Through tragedy and determination, the heroic Mexican people survive in triumph. The history of Mexico covers a period of more than three millennia. First populated more than 13,000 years ago, the territory was comprised of indigenous civilizations before being conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. One of the important aspects of Mesoamerican civilizations was their development of a form of writing, which means Mexico’s written history stretches back hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519. This era before the arrival of Europeans is called the pre-Hispanic era or the pre-Columbian era.

Film
Suffragette
Sat, Apr 2, 4pm
English
60 pesos
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A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel, educated classes. They were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality—their jobs, their homes, their children, and their lives. Maud Watts was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller. It is also heartbreaking and inspirational.

Film
45 Years
Sat, Apr 2, 2pm
60 pesos
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Kate Mercer and her husband, Geoff, had to cancel the party for their 40th anniversary at short notice when Geoff underwent bypass surgery. The comfortably-off, left-wing, childless, provincial couple now have a week to go before a replacement party to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Theoretically, this week should just involve planning, dress purchasing, and a bit of social fretting. This is not to be: shattering news arrives for Geoff from the Swiss authorities, explaining that the perfectly preserved body of his ex-girlfriend, Katya, has been found, 50 years after she slipped into an Alpine crevasse. From the moment the news is received, Kate can “smell Katya’s perfume in the room” and her perspective on their marriage changes forever.

Film
Learning to Drive
Thu, Mar 31, 4pm
60 pesos
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As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel. Learning to Drive is about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different New Yorkers.

Film
Nowhere Boy (John Lennon)
Sun, Apr 3, 2pm
English, Spanish subtitles
60 pesos
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Nowhere Boy is a 2009 British biographical musical drama film about John Lennon’s adolescence, his relationships with his guardian aunt and his mother, the creation of his first band, the Quarrymen, and its evolution into the Beatles. The film is based on a biography written by Lennon’s half-sister Julia Baird. The film was released in the US on October 8, 2010, coinciding with that weekend’s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Lennon’s birth (October 9, 1940). The drama tells the story of John Lennon’s teenage years from 1955 to 1960.

Film
Summer in Genova
Wed, Mar 30, 2pm
60 pesos
On an icy road near Chicago, Marianne dies in a crash, leaving Joe and their daughters, Kelly, about 16, and Mary, about 9. That summer, a friend from Joe’s graduate student days 20 years before, arranges a teaching job for him in Genoa. When they arrive in June, Joe starts teaching and the girls have the summer before school starts: Kelly quickly falls in with youths her age; their club and beach life leads to sexual awakening. Mary, burdened by guilt for her mother’s death, is solitary. The girls take piano lessons. Mary draws, and she also sees and talks to her mother.

Film
Mustang
Sun, Apr 3, 3:30pm
60 pesos
Mustang is a 2015 internationally coproduced drama film directed by Turkish-born and French-raised film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village (Inebolu, Kastamonu) and depicts life of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society. The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven’s personal life.

Film
The Mystery of Picasso
Thu, Mar 31, 2pm
60 pesos
Using a specially designed transparent “canvas” to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene at will, until at last the work is complete.

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