Thursday, September 13, 2007

Latinbeat 2007

I am truly sorry we did not post this earlier. I am not sure who curated this film program but they did a briliant job. They have included a few not to be missed gems.

Director: Gael García Bernal,
Country: Mexico,
Release: 2007, Runtime: 75

Déficit is the day-in-the-life story of Cristóbal, a twenty-something, hip hop-loving upper-class Mexican who studies economics and is the son of a corrupt politician. As he parties with his friends around the swimming pool of his family’s vacation home, the relationship of the upper class to working classes in current-day Mexico is explicitly brought to the foreground. Déficit explores the loss of innocence of an entire generation of Mexicans, forced to confront the reality that a political status quo in Mexico is gradually coming to an end.

For a listing of the films in LatinBeat 2007 go to Program Overview.

For a listing of the films in Four Breakthroughs from Mexico’s New Cinema go to LatinBeat 2007 SideBar.

Click on Calendar to view the schedule, film descriptions and to purchase tickets online.

Latinbeat 2007 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with the support of the Consulate General of Argentina, the Consulate General of Brazil, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the General Consulate of Uruguay and the Consulate General of Peru.

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