After the success of the last year’s event, the Semana de Cine Mexicano en tu Ciudad (Week of Mexican cinema in your city), will return to Oaxaca on December 1 for its second edition.
An initiative of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) and the Department of Cultural Connection, the festival aims to create new audiences for national films and have an impact on the cultural development of the city through cinematic knowledge. As well as the screenings there will be activities including galas, exhibitions and workshops.
The festival opens on Tuesday, December 1 with a gala screening of José Manuel Cravioto’s ‘Mexican Gangster. La leyendo de Charro Misterioso‘ at the Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), and will continue with two screenings daily until Sunday, December 6. Other titles include Igancio Ortiz’s ‘Mezcal‘, Gabriela Dominguez’s documentary ‘La Danza del Hipocampa‘, and Carlos Armella’s ‘En la Estancia‘. You can see the full program here.
The inauguration of the exhibition ‘Cine y Revolución‘ will be held in conjunction with the opening night presentation at MUPO on December 1 at 7pm.
Other venues include the Centro de Educación Artística ‘Miguel Cabrera, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Biblioteca Pública Central, Taller de Artes Plásticas Rufino Tamayo and the Cathedral of Oaxaca.
In order to create a dialogue between the creators of film and the public all screenings are free and will include the presence of the director, producer, or actors that have been involved in the production of the films.
Semana de Cine Mexicano en tu Ciudad
December 1 – 6