When: Tue., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. 2016
This film won Mexico’s Ariel Award for Best Picture in 2015 and takes place during the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, yet it feels like a lost product of the 1960s French New Wave, as admitted by director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Shot in black and white, it’s a “day in the life” road trip full of exuberant, self-conscious, playful, mock-improvised moments that show a love for cinema. At one point the characters discuss the screenplay: “It’s a chase movie.” In other words, it bursts with youthful vitality and confusion, as scored by a gorgeously nostalgic soundtrack while three teens search all over the city for enigmatic Mexican folk rocker Epigmeneo Cruz. Texas Public Radio screens the unrated Spanish-language film as part of its Cinema Tuesdays series.