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CINEMA TUCSÓN: MEXICAN FILMS

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - November 4 @ 4:00 pm MST

CINEMA TUCSÓN: MEXICAN FILMS AT THE FOX TUCSON THEATRE
September – October 2021

Cinema Tucsόn has a new dedicated home at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Beginning on September 19, monthly screenings (with some exceptions) throughout the year will feature a mix of Mexican cinema classics, B movies and new cinema. Additionally, exceptional filmmakers from Mexico will take to the stage at the Fox for commentary and discussion with the audience. Films are curated by Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Vicky Westover. Cinema Tucsόn is presented by Cinema Tropical and the UA Center for Latin-American Studies in partnership with the Consulado de México en Tucson. Additional support comes from Film Tucson, Visit Tucson, Borderlands Brewery, Godat Design and La Estrella Bakery.

All screenings will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre located at 17 W Congress Street in downtown Tucson. For tickets and additional information visit https://foxtucson.com/event/cinema-tucson/ or call 520-547-3040.

CINEMA TUCSÓN SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

Sunday, September 19, 4pm*

POWDER
A film by José María Yazpik
(Polvo, Mexico, 2019, 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
With José María Jazpik, Mariana Treviño, Adrián Vázquez, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, and Joaquín Cosio

Nominated for 10 Ariel Awards including for Best Picture and Best Director, the directorial debut by renowned actor José María Yazpik (Narcos, I’m So Excited) is set in the early eighties in the Baja Peninsula and tells the story of El Chato, a man who had left his idyllic and remote hometown of San Ignacio in hopes of becoming a Hollywood star. Ten years later, a shipment of cocaine is mistakenly dumped in the village. The Tijuana mafia enlists El Chato to retrieve the supply; if he doesn’t, the entire community will be in danger. Upon his return home, he is faced with the possibility of reuniting with his family, and the love of his life, and the son he didn’t know he had.

With an impressive ensemble cast featuring Mariana Treviño, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio, and the director himself, Polvo is an engrossing and finely written comedy offering a clever twist on the narco narratives of recent Mexican cinema.

*Screening followed by an afterparty at Borderlands Brewery (119 E. Toole) with special guests and film series organizers for half off in-house beers from 6:30pm to close.

Sunday, October 17, 4pm*

THE BATWOMAN — New Digital Restoration!
A film by René Cardona
(La mujer murciélago, Mexico, 1968, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.)
Starring Maura Monti, Roberto Cañedo, Héctor Godoy, David Silva, Crox Alvarado, Armando Silvestre, Manuel Capetillo, Ofelia Chávez, and Carlos Suárez.

The Mexican Batwoman is a fascinating and fairly unknown addition to the already overwhelmingly superb Batman franchise. In the sixties, ‘Batmania’ was in full effect thanks in part to the popular American television adaption of Batman starring the charismatic Adam West as the caped crusader. Taking advantage of Batman’s increased popularity director Rene Cardona, known later for his luchador (masked wrestler) adventure movies, began working upon a new movie that would showcase the talent of actress Maura Monti by splicing elements of ‘Batmania’ with the popular lucha libre style of Mexico.

Under her cape, cowl, boots and bikini the gorgeous Maura takes on the lead role of Batwoman in this 1968 Mexican version. With stunning beauty and crime-fighting finesse she is called to investigate an evil and whacked out scientist who is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man.

The Batwoman has been restored by Mexico’s Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive that has the mission to save popular films that were adored by the people but somehow despised by the critics. Other titles restored by Permanencia Voluntaria include Santo vs Hombres Infernales, Santo vs El Cerebro del Mal, and Mexico’s first sound horror movie La Llorona.

*Presentation and Q&A with archivist and filmmaker Viviana García Besné, director of Permanencia Voluntaria.

Current Covid Protocols for all Performances at the Fox

The safety of our community, staff, volunteers, and patrons is a top priority. The Fox has and will continue to follow guidance of federal, state, and local health officials. Procedures and protocols are reviewed and updated frequently as conditions evolve and new information and updated recommendations are available from public health officials.

The most recent CDC guidance issued July 27, 2021 recommends that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public settings in areas of the country with substantial or high community transmission. This includes Pima County.

Effective August 2, 2021 in accordance with these new recommendations, The Fox:

Strongly urges all patrons choosing to attend events at the Fox be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attendance. We caution unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals against attending.

• Requires all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while attending events at the Fox.
• Requires staff and volunteers who interact with the public to be fully vaccinated.
• Requires staff and volunteers to wear masks while interacting with members of the public.
Additional health and safety precautions planned for the Fox’s reopening include:

Increased air filtration, Electrostatic mist disinfectant cleaning, Print-at-home and phone scanned ticketing, Pre-ordering of concessions is encouraged.

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ABOUT THE FOX
The Fox Tucson Theatre enlivens Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” makes memories, makes connections, and makes Tucson proud. Programming includes exciting year-round live entertainment from the top entertainers in the US, as well as community produced events, classic movies, family programming, and more. Beautifully restored, the historic 1930’s Art Deco theatre Fox has become an important symbol of the resurgence of a thriving city center and continues to contribute to the economic growth in the region. The Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W Congress. For additional information visit www.foxtucson.com or call the Box Office at 520-547-3030.

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In Spanish:

Todas las funciones serán en: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., (520) 547-3040

Para comprar boletos y más información visite:
https://foxtucson.com/event/cinema-tucson/

Domingo, 19 de septiembre, 4pm*

POLVO
Una película de José María Yazpik
(México, 2019, 88 min. En español con subtítulos en inglés)
Con José María Jazpik, Mariana Treviño, Adrián Vázquez, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, and Joaquín Cosio

Nominada a diez Premios Ariel, incluyendo como mejor película y mejor director, la ópera prima del reconocido actor José María Yazpik (Narcos, Los amantes pasajeros) narra la historia de El Chato, un hombre que abandonó su idílica y remota ciudad natal de San Ignacio con la esperanza de convertirse en una estrella de Hollywood. Diez años después, un cargamento de cocaína es arrojado por error en el pueblo. La mafia de Tijuana recluta a El Chato para recuperar la carga. Si no lo hace, toda la comunidad estará en peligro. A su regreso a casa, se enfrenta a la posibilidad de reunirse con su familia, el amor de su vida y el hijo que no sabía que tenía. Con un impresionante elenco conformado por Mariana Treviño, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio y el propio director, Polvo es una potente comedia costumbrista finamente escrita que ofrece un giro inteligente a las narrativas de narcos del cine mexicano reciente.

*Después de la función habrá una fiesta en Borderlands Brewery (119 E. Toole) con invitados especiales y los organizadores del evento, con descuento al 50% de todas las cervezas de la casa desde las 6:30pm a cerrar.

Domingo, 17 de octubre, 4pm*

LA MUJER MURCIÉLAGO — ¡Nueva restauración digital!
Una película de René Cardona
(México, 1968, 80 min. En español con subtítulos en inglés)
Con Maura Monti, Roberto Cañedo, Héctor Godoy, David Silva, Crox Alvarado, Armando Silvestre, Manuel Capetillo, Ofelia Chávez, and Carlos Suárez.

La mujer murciélago es una adición fascinante y bastante desconocida a la ya abrumadoramente fantástica franquicia de Batman. En los años sesenta, la “Batmanía” estaba en pleno furor gracias en parte a la popular versión televisiva de Batman protagonizada por el carismático Adam West como el justiciero con capa. Aprovechando la creciente popularidad de Batman, el director Rene Cardona—quien fuera conocido posteriormente por sus películas de aventuras de luchadores—comenzó a trabajar en una nueva película que mostraría el talento de la actriz Maura Monti al combinar elementos de la ‘Batmanía’ con el popular estilo de lucha libre de México.

Bajo su capa, capucha, botas y bikini, la hermosa Maura asume el papel principal de La mujer murciélago en esta versión mexicana de 1968. Con una belleza despampanante y astucia en la lucha contra el crimen, la llaman a investigar a un malvado científico loco quien está capturando luchadores y usando su líquido cefalorraquídeo para crear creaturas subacuáticas.

La mujer murciélago ha sido restaurada por Permanencia voluntaria, el archivo mexicano que tiene por misión rescatar películas populares que fueron adoradas por el público pero despreciadas por la crítica. Otros títulos restaurados por Permanencia voluntaria incluyen Santo contra los hombres infernales, Santo contra El cerebro del mal y La llorona, la primera película de horror sonora del cine mexicano.

*Presentación y sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la archivista y cineasta Viviana García Besné, directora de Permanencia voluntaria.

CINEMA TUCSÓN:
PELÍCULAS MEXICANAS EN EL FOX TUCSON THEATRE
Septiembre – octubre, 2021

Presentado por Cinema Tropical y el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Arizona, en asociación con el Consulado General de México en Tucsón

Con el apoyo adicional de Film Tucson, Visit Tucson, Borderlands Brewery, Godat Design y La Estrella Bakery

El cine mexicano continúa generando entusiasmo en todo el mundo, ¡y ahora podremos traer aún más a la comunidad de Tucsón! Cinema Tucsón presentará películas a través de un formato emocionante: funciones mensuales (con algunas excepciones) durante todo el año en el Fox Tucson Theatre, un nuevo hogar dedicado al cine mexicano. Exhibiremos una mezcla de películas clásicas, películas B y cine reciente con sobresalientes directores mexicanos e invitados especiales para conversar con nuestro público. Y debido a que hay muchos asientos en el histórico Teatro Fox Tucson, ¡no tendrá que preocuparse por conseguir un asiento! ¡Esperamos verlos ahí!

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Start:
September 19 @ 4:00 pm MST
End:
November 4 @ 4:00 pm MST
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