Sunday, November 29, 1:30 pm and 4 pm
$10 general admission; $8 members, students, and seniors
FRAMES OF REALITY: NEW FILM FROM MEXICO
by Joji Fukanuga
(2008, 96 minutes, color)
“Pure filmmaking: a great story told in beautiful images” – Washington Post
Sin Nombre, Joji Fukanuga’s feature debut, is at once love story and chase film, thrill ride and vision of an apocalyptic hell. The film is set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible, and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside the gauntlet to freedom. It is a glimpse into the lives and destinies of the people who desperately want to leave Mexico, to risk it all for even the promise of a better future.
Sin Nombre is the recipient of the Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic and the Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.