Extraordinary Cinematic Visions: Mexico Past and Present Through the Eyes of Gabriel Figueroa and Carlos Reygadas
Screening in conjunction with the exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting, our spring film series brings together two extraordinary visions that have artfully reimagined Mexico on the big screen. Mexican Golden Age cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa and contemporary art cinema director Carlos Reygadas have both used the country’s breathtaking natural environments and unique cultural landscapes to tell their stories. Where Figueroa used his camera to explore the classical romances and class dynamics of the Golden Age of Mexico (1930–1960), Reygadas delves into its contemporary cultural niches to uncover the troubled relationships and controversial stories within them. This spring, enjoy Mexican cinema past and present through the eyes of Figueroa and Reygadas.
All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.
Pricing: $7, General Admission; $6, Museum members, students with I.D., and seniors; FREE, Patron-level members.
Discussion and Q&A with Carlos Reygadas
For the culmination of this series, award winning director Carlos Reygadas will join us for a discussion and Q&A on April 27th.
Carlos Reygadas Biography >>
Saturday, Apr. 27, 8 p.m.
Emotionally charged and aesthetically astounding from start to finish.