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Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival • March 29 – April 8, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Exclusive Area Premiere!

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

(2014) dir Alonso Ruizpalacios w/Sebastián Aguirre, Tenoch Huerta, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris [102 min; DCP]


Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra’s kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol, soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City’s invisible frontiers.

“Mexican film ‘Güeros’ an exciting directorial debut” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

“A gorgeous, ecstatic slacker odyssey… One of the best movies of the year! … A gorgeous sound-and-vision journey through a mystical or mythical space that has echoes of the 1960s Paris of Godard and Truffaut and the 1980s New York of Jim Jarmusch” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“An unabashed homage not only to the Nouvelle Vague but also to a more general international new wave-ism. The story pops and swerves; the images are by turns comical, banal and ravishing; and the result is a briskly shaken cocktail made of equal parts provocation and comfort. You come away with a buzz that is invigorating and pleasantly familiar.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Güeros es algo más que una película; es una ocasión.” – Excelsior

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Friday 9/18
at 8:00
Saturday 9/19
at 12:30 2:45 5:00 7:15
Sunday 9/20
at 4:30 7:00

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