MSSU Mexico Semester

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Mexican Film Festival: Love's a Bitch (Amores perros)

 Mexican Film Festival: Love's a Bitch (Amores perros)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

2000

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The winner of the International Critics’ Week Grand Prize at Cannes in 2000, the film weaves together three stories about life and love on the streets of Mexico City. MPAA: Rated R for violence/gore, language, and sexuality.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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Mexican Film Festival: In the Country Where Nothing Happens
(En el pais de no pasa nada)

Mexican Film Festival: In the Country Where Nothing Happens (En el pais de no pasa nada)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

1999

Directed by María del Carmen Lara. The most awarded film at the Guadalajara Film Festival of 2000, this comedy is a crafted satire of Mexican politics centered around the kidnapping of a businessman with a double life. Not Rated.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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Mexican Film Festival: All the Power (Todo el poder)

 Mexican Film Festival: All the Power (Todo el poder)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

2000

Directed by Fernando Sariñana. A black humor story about crime, violence, corruption, and power in Mexico City, this highly entertaining film has been the country’s clear favorite at the box office in the last five years. MPAA: Rated R for language and some violence.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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Mexican Film Festival: The Crime of Father Amaro
(El crimen del padre Amaro)

Mexican Film Festival: The Crime of Father Amaro (El crimen del padre Amaro)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

2002

Directed by Carlos Carrera. Without any doubt, this is the most talked about and controversial movie of the last decade in Mexico. This story about religion and politics in a small Mexican town is an adaption of the 19th century novel by the Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós. MPAA: Rated R for sexuality, language and some disturbing images.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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Mexican Film Festival: Herod's Law (La ley de Herodes)

 Mexican Film Festival: Herod's Law (La ley de Herodes)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

1999

Directed by Luis Estrada. A recreation of life in a small village in the 1940s, the movie is a dark satire about the corruption of power and the nature of politics in Mexico. MPAA: Rated R for violence, sexuality and language.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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Mexican Film Festival: Sex, Shame, and Tears
(Sexo, pudor y lágrimas)

Mexican Film Festival: Sex, Shame, and Tears  (Sexo, pudor y lágrimas)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005
Cornell Auditorium in Matthews Hall
Admission: Free

1998

Directed by Antonio Serrano. A romantic comedy that explores the battle of the sexes, this acclaimed film and box office success has been credited with starting the new wave of Mexican cinema. MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use.

All films are shown on DVD in their original versions with English subtitles. Program notes are distributed to promote greater perception. After each show you are invited to participate in an informal discussion.

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