Tucson Cine Mexico: "Shorts Program: Directed By Women”

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tucson Museum of Art 140 North Main Avenue  Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 624-2333 www.tucsonmuseumofart.org

The Following event is part of Tucson Cine Mexico 2012, which takes place at various locations throughout Tucson from February 29 through March 3. Click here for the entire schedule, or here to print a copy of the program. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles; all screenings and events are free and open to the public.

Shorts Program: Directed by Women

7 p.m. Film Screenings:

Official Selection, Morelia International Film Festival, 2011
Mexico, 2011, 20 mins.
Director: Martha Uc
Producer: Martha Uc

Synopsis: Estela, Gloria, and Lola are three women who live modestly surrounded by a lush forest environment- a natural world that enriches their lives and provides spiritual healing

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Dos cafés/Two Coffees
Official Selection, Morelia International Film Festival, 2011
Mexico, 2010, 12 mins.
Director: Talia G. Aach
Producer: Talia G. Aach

Synopsis: Dos Cafés profiles a married Cuban couple in their late seventies as their talks drift off to matters of aging and death.

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Reina a su gusto/Suitable Queen
Official Selection, Morelia International Film Festival, 2011
Mexico, 2010, 19 mins.
Director: Maya Goded
Producer: Martha Sosa

Synopsis: In a town nestled in the mountains of the state of Puebla, the community votes to elect their local queen to represent them for a year.

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Ver llover/Watching it Rain
Winner, Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival, 2007
Winner, Best Short Film, Morelia International Film Festival, 2006
Mexico, 2006, 14 mins.
Director: Elisa Miller
Producer: Inti Aldasoro

Synopsis: Jonás and Sofía are two teenagers who live in the same town. Sofía wants to move; Jonás has to decide whether to go with her or not.

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Matilde Landeta
Official Selection Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Mexico, 1993, 25 mins.
Director: Patricia Martínez de Velasco
Producer: Patricia Martínez de Velasco

Synopsis: A documentary about the first Mexican woman director admitted into the Mexican Directors Union in the 1940’s. She directed her fourth and last movie at seventy six years old.

8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Discussion with Guests:

Carlos Gutierres, Director of Cinema Tropical; Elena Fortes, Director of Ambulante Film Festival; Trisha Ziffa, Director (The Mexican Suitcase); and Yulene Olaizola (Artificial Paradises).

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Exhibit Open: Frida Kahlo Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray