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.
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 Q&A. Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception with cash bar.
Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX lobby doors.
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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.
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.
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: www.cinelasamericas.org
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Presented in partnership with Cine Las Americas.