Movies This Week

Updated Tuesdays, this schedule is annotated and curated by Jeffery R. Sipe.

Compartimento Cinematografico at Mezcal Art, next to Immigration on Calzada de la estacion - free
Cine Bacco, inside Ristorante Bacco/Hotel Sautto, Hernandez Macias 59 - $130
Teatro Santa Ana, inside of the Biblioteca, Relox 50a - by donation
Cine Club en Cartelera, Casa de Cultura, Mesones 71 - free
Central Park – Hybrid Drive-In at Central Park, Calzada de la Estacion 114 - by donation

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Tuesday, May 24

Cine Bacco

The Innocents (2021) Norway
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 57m
Dir: Eskil Vogt
Cast: Rakel Lenora Flettum, Ava Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf
3pm 5:30pm 8pm

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of childrfen reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

Compartimento Cinematografica

Te Nombré en el Silencio (I called for you in Silence) (2022) Mexico
Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 24m
Dir: Jose María Espinosa de los Monteros
8:30

This heartbreaking documentary follows a group of mothers known as the Rastreadoras del Fuente who, in search of their missing children in northern Sinaloa, go out twice weekly with picks and shovels to attempt to unearth their loved ones’ remains.

Wednesday, May 25

Cine Bacco

On the Count of Three (2021) USA
In English
Running time: 1h 26m
Dir: Jerrod Carmichael
Cast: Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Hadish
3pm 5:30pm 8pm

Jerrod Carmichael makes his directorial debut and stars in On the Count of Three, a darkly comic feature about two best friends, Val and Kevin, on the last day of their lives.

Compartimento Cinematografica

Cine para niños
Short films for kids of all languages and ages
6pm

Nudo Mixteco (2022) Mexico -- Premiere
In Spanish with English subtitles
Dir: Àngeles Cruz
Cast: Sonia Couoh, Noé Hernàndez, Myriam Bravo
8pm

Nudo Mixto tells three intertwined stories that take place during the patron saint festival of San Mateo. In one, María returns to bury her mother. When her father confronts her, she runs from the wake, in uncertainty and pain. To put her life on track, she approaches her childhood sweetheart, Piedad, whom she recently met again, to go with her to Mexico City. In another story, Esteban returns after three years and finds that, in his absence, Chabela, his wife, has entered a relationship with another man and decides to put her on trial before the Community Assembly. In the third story, Toña relives her own pain from the abuse she suffered in the past and now it is the reality that her daughter lives, to protect her she must confront her family.

SMA Central Park Hybrid Drive-In

The Secret Life of Plants (1978)
In English with Spanish subtitles
Running time: 1h 37m
Dir: Walon Green
Cast: Ruby Crystal, John Ashley Hamilton, Eartha Robinson
8:30

An incredible world of beauty and terror backed by a musical score by Stevie Wonder, The Secret Lives of Plants documents the pain and joy plants experience and how they communicate it.

Thursday, May 25

Cine Bacco

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2021) USA
In English
Running time: 2h 19m
Dir: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan
3pm 5:30 8pm

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

Friday, May 27

Teatro Santa Ana

The Shape of Water (2017)
Screened in Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 2h 3m
Dir: Guillermo del Torre
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
5pm

At a top-secret research faculty in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Cine Bacco

Ali & Ava (2021) UK
In English
Dir: Clio Barnard
Cast: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia
3pm 5:30pm 8pm

Ali and Ava, both lonely for their own reasons, meet and sparks fly. Over a lunar month a deep connection begins to grow, despite the legacy of Ava’s past relationships, and Ali’s emotional turmoil resulting from the breakdown of his marriage.

Saturday, May 28

Teatro Santa Ana

Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse (2018) USA
Screened in Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 57m
Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Voiced by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
11:30 am

Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must joing with five spider-individuals from other dimension to stop a threat for all realities.

Cine Bacco

Walesa: Man of Hope (2013) Poland
In Polish with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 38m
Dir: Andrzej Wajda
Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska
3pm 5:30 8pm

The life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland’s Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as the events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

***NATIONAL PREMIERE OF RETIRO IN SPECIAL SCREENING HELD AT FABRICA LA AURORA IN THE PRESENCE OF THE FILMMAKER – Q&A FOLLOWING THE SCREENING***

Retiro (Retreat) 2022 Mexico
In Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 10m
Dir: Daniela Alatorre
8pm

In the Sanctuary of Atotonilco de León, Guanajuato, more than 3,000 women go on a yearly spiritual retreat. This documentary follows in the footsteps of Marina, who tries to convey the values of the Catholic religion to her granddaughter Perla, a young girl torn between following in the wake of her family and following her own path. The film presents an anthropological, historical, political, and deeply feminist perspective.

Sunday, May 29

Cine Bacco

Great Freedom (Große Freiheit) (2021) Austria
In German with English subtitles
Running time: 1h 56m
Dir: Sebastian Meise
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke
?? 2pm, 4pm

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Over the decades, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor.

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