National University Presents Showcase
As part of our revolutionary student ambassador program, we are thrilled to co-present these films with National University.
Armando Casas / National University Presents Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Comedy, Dark / 103 minsA high official of the Mexican political system decides to fake the capture and death of The Coyote, Mexico's number one public enemy. To make this happen, he cuts a deal with his family, and informs them that he needs a dead body to pose as a double. Topillero, a hit-man with an unconventional sense of discipline and honesty, is responsible for executing the plan along with Blas, his right hand man. But on this journey, he is reunited with his wife and son, whom he abandoned years ago. Familia Gang is a road-movie about gangs and anti-hero families, filled with pitch-black humor and a particular resemblance to Mexico's present-day reality.
Gaspar Scheuer / National University Presents Showcase / Argentina / 2012 / Drama / 96 minsArgentina in the 19th century. Takeo, a young japanese immigrant, decides to go alone in the mountains, searching for the mythical samurai Saigo Takamori, exiled in Argentina and who would be, according to Takeo's grand father, rebuilding a new army to go back to Japan and defeat the emperor. On its way, Takeo meets Sin Brazos, a veteran from the argentine army, who claims to know where Takamori is hidden. The two men ride together for new adventures.