Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nine Years of The Best in Mexican Cinema - free screenings - UA Hanson Film Institute and The Consulate of Mexico

The University of Arizona's Hanson Film Institute and The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson are proud to present Tucson Cine Mexico as it returns with its ninth edition March 27-30, 2014, celebrating contemporary Mexican cinema with award-winning films and special guests. All films will screen at Harkins Tucson Spectrum and the Fox Tucson Theatre. All films are free and will screen in Spanish with English subtitles. We hope to see you there!


Here's the lineup:


Mexican cinema is at an exceptional moment. Never before have Mexican directors attracted so much attention in the international film arena. Beyond the now‐household names of González Iñárritu, Cuarón, and del Toro, there's an exciting generation of young filmmakers from different regions in the country who are drastically changing how Mexicans see and represent themselves on the big screen, and challenging traditional notions of Mexican culture and identity. The exciting wave heralded at the beginning of this decade by films such as Amores Perros and Y Tu Mamá También has given way to a strong body of work making Mexico an international and exciting player in world cinema. Tucson Cine Mexico is a premiere film festival in the US focusing entirely on the work of Mexican directors and producers. The festival is dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary Mexican cinema to a diverse audience.



Established in 2002, the Hanson Film Institute is concerned with the art and business of film. The Institute works in partnership with the UA Film and Television program and in collaboration with diverse UA entities, and local, national, and international organizations. The Institute produces educational programs, public events, and creative projects that provide educational and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and filmmakers. The Institute contributes to the University's land-grant mission by producing film events and films that address global societal issues. The Institute places a special focus on Mexican cinema and films by and about Indigenous Peoples.

The Institute's Signature Programs include Tucson Cine Mexico (, the most prominent film festival in the US focusing entirely on the work of Mexican directors and producers, and Inside Track (, a series of film and television industry panels that provides a look at the realities of the film, television, and new media industries. In 2010 the Institute began producing films. The Institute's first production wasApache 8, a documentary about an all women's wildland firefighting crew from the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. The film played in major film festivals, was broadcast across the United States on public television, and is distributed through Woman Make Movies and Vision Maker Media.



El Hanson Film Institute en  la Universidad de Arizona ofrece programas para estudiantes e invita a cineastas emergentes  y empresarios de los medios de comunicación que desean contribuir significantemente al arte y/o industria del cine y tienen un papel influyente en el medio. Sirviendo como vehículo a diversas voces nuevas que no tienen representación adecuada, el Hanson Film Institute crea un entendimiento dinámico, de dimensiones colaborativas, sobre el arte y la industria del cine. El Hanson Film Institute provee y apoya programas educativos, eventos públicos y proyectos creativos.


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