Cinema Tucsón: Los Lobos
Cinema Tucsón at the Fox Tucson Theatre
Programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Vicky Westover
Presented by Cinema Tropical and the UA Center for Latin American Studies in partnership with the Consulado de México en Tucson
Mexican cinema continues to generate world-wide enthusiasm, and now we will be able to bring even more of it to the Tucson community! Cinema Tucsón will present films through an exciting format – monthly screenings (with some exceptions) throughout the year at the Fox Tucson Theatre, a new dedicated home for Mexican cinema. We will provide a mix of classic films, B movies, and new cinema with exceptional filmmakers from Mexico for dialogue with our audiences. And because there is plenty of seating in the historic Fox Tucson Theatre, you will not have to worry about getting a seat! We look forward to seeing you again.
The series will feature the acclaimed semi-autobiographical immigration tale Los Lobos, the second feature film by director Samuel Kishi Leopo (We Are Mari Pepa), winner of the Generation Best Feature Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Guadalajara Film Festival. The film will screen on Thursday, January 20, with the filmmaker in attendance.
Los Lobos follows eight-year-old Max and his younger brother Leo, who emigrate to Albuquerque from Mexico with their mother, Lucía. She tries to make a living doing odd jobs, and while waiting for her mother to return from work, the kids listen to tales, rules of conduct and English lessons recorded on an old tape recorder. They also build an imaginary universe with their drawings and dream about mom’s promise of going to Disneyland.