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The GIFF programming team recommends:

The GIFF programming team recommends:

Intimate Battles

Dir. Lucía Gajá, (Mexico, 2016)

Sat, Jul 22, 1pm

Cinemex Plaza La Luciérnaga

Spanish, English, Hindi with English and Spanish subtitles


Award-winning director Lucia Gajá’s portrait of women around the globe surviving domestic violence. A heartbreaking exposure from a strong female perspective. Producer Rodrigo Herránz will be in attendance.

Let There Be Light

Dir. Van Royko, Mila Aung-Thwin (Canada, 2017)

Sun, Jul 23, 8pm

Cinemex Plaza La Luciérnaga

English with Spanish subtitles


Is it possible to build an artificial sun on Earth as a source for clean energy? One of five outstanding Canadian documentaries presented by HotDocs, where the film had its world premiere this May. Producer Bob Moore and Shane Smith, artistic director of HotDocs, will be in attendance.


Long Strange Trip

Dir. Amir Bar-Lev (United States, 2017)

Sat, Jul 22, 7pm

Teatro Angela Peralta

English with Spanish subtitles

Sundance-premiered unprecedented in-depth look at the inspiring, complicated and downright messy tale of The Grateful Dead, one of the most influential bands during the psychedelic era. “A selfish heart is trouble, but a foolish heart is worse”. Indeed.

Pop Aye

Dir. Kristen Tan (Thailand, Singapore, 2017)

Tue, Jul 25, 8pm

Cinemex Plaza La Luciérnaga

Thai with English and Spanish subtitles


A road trip across beautiful and exotic Thailand with an elephant as the main lead. The film won the Sundance jury award and is presented by Singaporean filmmaker Kirsten Tan.


Dir. Denis Villeneuve (Canada, 2013)

Tue, Jul 2, 4pm

Cinemex Plaza La Luciérnaga


Based n a story by José Saramago, this is the tale of a mild-mannered professor who meets his physical double, revisited by Canadian master Denis Villeneuve and starring Cronenberg’s muse and GIFF special guest Sarah Gadon, who will be in attendance.

Man in the Camo Jacket

Dr. Russ Kendall (United States, 2017)

Mon, Jul 2, 8pm

Bellas Artes

English with Spanish subtitles

The story of iconic rock musician Mike Peters (The Alarm), his rise to fame, battle with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Producer James Chippendale will be in attendance.


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