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2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Mexico Today Showcase

MexicoToday

What defines Mexico today? That definition is no longer confined to the sensational ideas of drug wars and political corruption (although still in existence). These films are hallmarks of the greater concept of what Mexico is and what it can be.


  1. Actores SA

    Carlos Sariñana / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2013 / Comedy / 95 mins
    Tomás (Raúl Mendez), a struggling actor, is tasked with his adoptive father’s last dying wish: to ensure that the legacy of his theater lives on. A duplicitous relative threatens to take over the playhouse unless Tomás comes up with funds to keep the theater in his father’s name; and Tomás posts an ad stipulating that he and the theater company’s talents can be contracted for jobs outside of the stage. When hired to stop the wedding of Rebecca, a romantic entanglement ensues, promising to steer their mission and this dark comedy into dangerous territory.
    Actores SA

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 3:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Actores SA

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 5:45 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Bingo

    Andres Borda Garcia / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Dark Comedy / 10 mins
    A group of elderly people gather every night to play bingo. Mario loses every time, and has become obsessed with the game. His bad fortune accompanies him outside the bingo room and luck rules his life; but Mario will not accept losing anymore.
    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Diego

    Sara Seligman / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 15 mins
    Diego is 10 years old, and doesn’t feel like he fits in at home where violence is equivalent to manhood. He finally makes a friend and has to make a choice: follow in his family’s footsteps or follow his own path - while putting his own life at risk.
    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  4. El gran lider

    Francisco Jimenez / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Animation / 10 mins
    A marionette is built and trained inside a factory to become the new leader. Even though there is a whole town that worships him, there’s also a small group of rebels who don’t approve.
    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Güeros

    Alonso Ruiz Palacios / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 106 mins
    Tomás is sent to live with his brother, Sombra, after an act of mischief pushes his mother over the edge. Upon arriving, Tomás is surprised that Sombra and his roommate are on “strike” against a student revolt occurring in their college. Without the pressure of academic obligations, the three are free to pursue other interests; mainly making contact with a singer Tomás and Sombra listened to as kids. Dually nostalgic and modern, this black and white ode to French New Wave cinema is an unforgettable experience, marking the arrival of a fantastic new voice in Mexican cinema - Alonso Ruiz Palacios.
    Güeros

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Güeros

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 9:45 pm Buy Tickets

    Güeros

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 7:55 pm Buy Tickets


  6. La teta de botero

    La teta de botero

    Humberto Busto / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 19 mins
    Kike, a young man highly concerned about his health, meets with Sofia, an old friend of his. Through her experience, he discovers the possibility of a new contact with his body in order to survive.
    La Teta de Botero

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  7. La Vida Después

    David Pablos / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 90 mins
    Rodrigo and Samuel are brothers who have drifted apart over the course of their adolescence and are now living strangers under one roof. Their mother, an individual suffering from mental instability, abandons them one day without notice. The two set out to find her and make their way towards their family vacation site; the only place that has ever created warm shared memories between them. Along the way, they come to terms with their fractured relationship and learn that forgiveness isn’t always a guarantee when it comes to family.
    La Vida Después

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 12, 2015 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

    La Vida Después

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Las Búsquedas

    Jose Luis Valle / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2013 / Drama / 74 mins
    A man’s inexplicable suicide shatters the mundane life of his wife, Elvira. Ulises, meanwhile, is the victim of a burglary when his wallet containing the photo of his murdered wife and daughter is stolen. He embarks on a path to exact revenge but fate interferes and inexplicably joins him with Elvira. Bonded by tragedy, the two explore the possibility of new beginnings in this elegiac and powerful drama.
    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 9:05 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 7:55 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Búsquedas

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  9. Las Oscuras Primaveras

    Ernesto Contreras / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Drama / 100 mins
    Igor and Pina deeply desire each other, but they are not free. Each has a set of personal circumstances that averts them from one another. A monotonous marriage and a young son are the explicit causes; but their own frustrations and fears are the real causes of their internal struggle. Spring will come to finally liberate them, filling their lives with passion and guilt in this passionate drama starring Cecilia Suárez and José María Yazpik.
    Las Oscuras Primaveras

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Las Oscuras Primaveras

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 7:15 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Los contreras family

    Los Contreras Family

    Alejandro Becerril Elias / Mexico Today Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy / 10 mins
    A police operation is happening in the building the Contreras family lives in. Each member of the family is involved in different unlawful activities, but who is the one they are coming for?
    Los Contreras Family

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Mexico Today

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets