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Theatrical Premiere Run! HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING • January 18–21, 2019

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Staff Picks(Some of) The Best of 2018Screening on 35mmRepertory Series


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Double Feature with ZAMA

2018 • dir Alonso Ruizpalacios w/Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale • 128 min • 35mm

A slacker in suburban 1980s Mexico inexplicably succeeds in a half-baked plan to steal priceless Mayan artifacts from the national museum but doesn’t know what to do with them once he’s got them. Inspired by the true story of one of the biggest museum thefts of all time, MUSEO is a sardonic heist film with the heart of a shaggy-dog story.

Staff Pick: Jessie, Cardinal

“Ruizpalacios has fashioned a slippery meditation on questions of ownership, heritage and history as plunder. It’s also very funny.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“There is a touch of magic in MUSEO, a sense of wonder and curiosity that imparts palpable excitement. Some of that is the intimation of a strong and original cinematic voice evolving toward the realization of its full potential – the feeling that you might be in the presence of someone who could become the next great Mexican filmmaker.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“An endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios’ status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema.” – Bradley Warren, The Playlist

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at 4:30 9:30 PM

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