Viva Cinema: Fecha de caducidad

Texas Spirit Theater | R | 111 min. | Drama, Thriller

April 7, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film Fecha de caducidad (Expiration Date).

In the black comedy Fecha de caducidad (Expiration Date), the compulsive life of Ramona becomes a wreck when she finds out that her only son Osvaldo has died.

Event Details

Kenya Marquez's debut feature, Fecha de caducidad (Expiration Date), taps into three lives with a touch of dark humor, presenting an outcome you might never expect. Ramona, Mariana and Genaro cross paths with three different purposes, but the same lack of awareness of their own circumstances. 

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 director and co-writer, Kenya Márquez 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: Ana Ofelia MurguíaDamián AlcázarMarisol Centeno
Writers: Kenya MarquezAlfonso Suárez
Director: Kenya Marquez 
Runtime: 111 min.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release year: 2012

About the Film

Film director Kenya Marquez is the former director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.  This film was made in Mexico and received the Audience Award at the 2011 Morelia International Film Festival.

About the Guest Speaker and Moderator

Guest Speaker

KENYA MÁRQUEZ is a director, producer, and screenwriter, from Guadalajara, Mexico. She studied Communications at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac and screenwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Her first short film “Cruz” (1997) was nominated for an Ariel by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences. Kenya wrote, produced, and directed her first feature film Fecha de caducidad (Expiration Date) which bowed in 2011, and went on to be the most internationally awarded Mexican film of 2012. Kenya continues to be a an active director, producer, and writer of television series, short films, and features.


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 will celebrate its 21st edition May 2-6, 2018, and the organization also hosts film screenings regularly throughout the year. More info:

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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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