Viva Cinema: Acorazado

Texas Spirit Theater | NR | 102 min. | Comedy

July 14, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film Acorazado.

A Mexican worker tries to migrate to the United States by posing as a Cuban immigrant, but destiny has something else in mind for him.

Event Details

Acorazado ("Battleship") follows Silverio as he becomes unmoored in the middle of the ocean in search of the United States. Chaos and confusion ensue, and Silverio must decide where he really belongs. 

Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in Spanish with English subtitles. This evening's program includes a film screening and video chat Q&A with filmmaker Álvaro Curiel and moderator, Cine Las Americas Festival Director, Jean Anne Lauer. Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception with cash bar.

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX lobby doors.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Film Credits

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 18+
Starring: Silverio PalaciosMarius BiegaiSalvador SanchezCamille Natta
Writers: Alvaro Curiel, Alejandro Lozano
Director:  Alvaro Curiel 
Runtime: 102 min.
Genre: Comedy
Release year: 2010

About the Film

Acorazado was filmed in both Mexico and Cuba. It won Best Screenplay and Best First Work at the Lleida Latin-American Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival.  It was also nominated in two categories at the Ariel Awards in Mexico.

About the Guest Speaker and Moderator

Guest Speaker

ÁLVARO CURIEL studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City, where he specialized in film directing. His thesis Si un instante (If an instant) screened at film festivals all over the world, including a stop at the Guggenheim Museum of New York. The film also won prizes at the Toulouse and Vancouver film festivals. At the beginning of his career he worked as a first A.D. and a unit production manager in over twenty films, including working with directors Arturo Ripstein, Carlos Cuarón, and Carlos Carrera, among others. Since 2006 he has directed films and TV Series, and worked for TV stations such as Sony Entertainment Television, TV Azteca, Caracol, and Discovery Channel. In 2011, Álvaro released his first feature, Acorazado, a dramedy which takes place in Mexico and Cuba. Acorazado has been shown in over 40 international film festivals. The film won the audience award at the Morelia International Film Festival and the award for best first feature and best screenplay at the Mostra de Catalunya. It was also nominated for best screenplay at the Ariel Awards. Álvaro is currently in postproduction on the feature drama Marioneta.


JEAN ANNE LAUER has promoted the development and exhibition of Latinx, Iberoamerican, and Indigenous film and media since 2004. She first discovered her passion for the field when working with the International Pitching Market at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico, 2004 through 2013). Since then, Jean has also worked with Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (Austin, TX, 2008 to present), and with Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX, 2013 to present). Currently, she is Festival Director of Cine Las Americas and a Professor, Adjunct, at Austin Community College in the Dept. of Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities. Along with building a professional résumé and working with filmmakers in the US and abroad, Jean completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in the Dept. of Radio-Television-Film. Her research focuses on contemporary Mexican Film History, and the relationships between Film Festivals and other sectors of the Film Industry.

About Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas. Specializing in Latinx and Indigenous film and video, Cine Las Americas promotes cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts. The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival hosts film screenings regularly throughout the year. More info:

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater on the Museum's second floor hosts original film series, artist talks, lectures, live music performances, and daily showings of multi-sensory films.

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