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Mexico in Film: Rejoice!

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The UA Hanson Film Institute's Tucson Cine Mexico is back celebrating its 10th anniversary with a winning lineup of contemporary Mexican cinema—documentaries, drama, comedies and a thriller. All films are free and screened at downtown's Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. New films include the winner of Best Latin American Documentary awarded by New York-based Cinema Tropical; the winner of Best First Feature at the Berlin Film Festival; the winner of the Inaugural Roger Ebert Award; a new film from the director of the popular Saving Private Perez; and the Mexican box office hit "Gloria," (about the Mexican Madonna Gloria Trevi) screening in advance it's state-side theatrical release. Opening night you can see "Coffee: Chants of Smoke/Café Cantos de Humo," a lyrical documentary about a modern-day indigenous family's daily life and societal challenges, along with the dramatic black-and-white feature film "Güeros," which revolves around the themes of life and self-discovery. The "Graduation/La Graduación," a short film from UA Film and Television BFA alumnus Rafael Gómez. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. "Café," which is in Nahuatl, is also with English subtitles. There's more, so much more. To get the full schedule, visit TucsonCineMexico.org.

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