New Latin American Cinema

New Latin American Cinema

This film series spotlights issues of protest, justice, queerness, class, feminism, love, resistance and capitalism, offering a contemporary panorama of Latin American life as seen through the eyes of the region's celebrated auteurs.

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  • 3 Beauties

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    Carlos Caridad-Montero • Venezuela • 2014 • A dark comedy satirizing the Venezuelan beauty industry.

    Perla is a middle-aged seamstress, aging and a bit portly. She once dreamed of being a beauty queen, and like many mothers in Venezuela she sees the pageant circuit as her family’...

  • Battle in Heaven

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    Carlos Reygadas • 2005 • Mexico • A web of sex and secrets in Mexico City

    Ana's father is a Mexican general. Privileged, wealthy, and bored, she forms a connection with Marcos, the family chauffeur—he is the only member of her household who knows about her double life working as ...

  • Güeros

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    Alonso Ruizpalacios • 2014 • Mexico • An angsty youth's journey through Mexico City's hidden streets

    Capturing the buoyancy and insouciance of youth, and the undercurrents of class conflict through the eyes of its young protagonists, Güeros is a shrewd and stylish journey into the...

  • Ixcanul

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    Jayro Bustamate • 2015 • Guatemala-France • A Mayan girl lives at the foot of an active volcano

    Immersing the spectator in the rhythms of a vanishing world amidst ever-present threats of geological rupture and encroaching modernity, Ixcanul navigates the precariousness of female i...

  • Los Bastardos

    Amat Escalante • Mexico • 2008 • A crime film recalling Haneke and Bruno Dumont.

    Jesus and Fausto have left their families behind in Mexico, trying to carve out a better future in El Norte. Like the rest of the day-laboring migrant workers who gather each morning on a southwestern American stri...

  • Liverpool

    Lisandro Alonso • 2008 • Argentina • Follows a merchant sailor en route to his hometown.

    Farrel has been at sea for years. Steeped in the quotidian routines of life on a merchant ship, one day Farrel requests to disembark. His goal is to visit his ailing mother in Ushuaia. Equipped solely with a...

  • Post Mortem

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    Pablo Larraín • 2010 • Chile • A civil servant unravels as Pinochet's Chile heads toward bloodshed

    Chile, 1973. Mario is a civil servant at the state morgue, where he transcribes notes dictated by the coroner. A tryst with his neighbor draws him into a conflict—Nancy's activist ...

  • Museo

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    Alonso Ruizpalacios • Mexico • 2018 • A heist to steal cultural artifacts inspired by true events.

    Juan and Benjamín are caught in a state of stasis. Seemingly unable to finish their veterinary degrees, neither have a girlfriend—even worse, they both still live with their parents...

  • Perfect Obedience

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    Luis Urquiza • Mexico • 2014 • Based on the true story of Legion of Christ founder Marcial Marcial.

    Thirteen years old, Julian has been sent to study the word of God at a Catholic seminary. He soon learns that on this journey to priesthood, even more valuable than one’s love for ...

  • Silent Light

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    Carlos Reygadas • 2007 • Mexico • Filmed with nonprofessional actors among a community of Mennonites.

    Johan lives with Esther, his wife, and their seven children in rural Chihuahua state, among a community of Mennonites. For the past two years Johan has engaged in a passionate af...

  • The Prince

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    Sebastián Muñoz • 2019 • Chile • Masculine repression and desire as seen in a 1970s Chilean prison.

    The inmate bond between Jaime, a handsome young man, and a notorious older flourishes into a clandestine romance, continually threatened by the escalating violence and perilous powe...

  • The Tenth Man

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    Daniel Burman • Argentina • 2016 • A lighthearted comedy set in Argentina’s Orthodox community.

    Ariel has spent many years away from Buenos Aires. One day he returns home to reconnect with his father, Usher, who has founded a charity foundation in Once, the city's bustling Jewish...

  • Tony Manero

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    Pablo Larraín • 2008 • Chile • Tony is an obsessive John Travolta impersonator in Santiago de Chile.

    Raúl Peralta performs at a bar on the outskirts of Santiago de Chile, meticulously recreating scenes from Saturday Night Fever. His dreams of becoming a star appear reasonably att...