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Friday, November 2 – Tuesday, November 6

(2018) dir Alonso Ruizpalacios w/Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale [128 min; DCP]
Gael García Bernal stars as Juan Nuñez, a disaffected slacker in the suburbs of 1980s Mexico City who can’t seem to finish veterinary school or move out of his parents’ upper-middle class home. One summer, while working a temp job at the National Anthropology Museum, he gets it into his head to rob the place. Enlisting his childhood friend (Ortizgris) as support, he devises a plan that takes full advantage of lax security during the holiday season. The heist goes off with barely a hitch but… that’s about where Juan’s plan ends. Stuck with priceless national treasures and with the eyes of the country on the lookout for the robbers, the pair find themselves adrift in the country side and threatened with capture or worse at every turn.

Inspired by the true story of one of the biggest museum thefts of all time and shot on never-before-filmed locations in Mexico, MUSEO is a sardonic heist film with the heart of a shaggy-dog story. The remarkable second feature from Alonso Ruizpalacios, director of the award-winning festival hit Güeros, is by turns hilarious, thrilling, poignant, and absurd. Staff Pick: Moussou, Alissa, Kim, Jessie, Dave: I love heist films & this one looks to be a gem!

“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

“If you’re going to pick history’s pocket to tell a shaggy-dog story of distant fathers, weak sons and friendship so steadfast it can withstand even the bad weather of one’s worst ideas, you better do it with movements this deft and fingers this light.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“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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Friday 11/2
at 4:30 7:00 PM
Saturday 11/3
at 2:00 4:30 7:00 PM
Sunday 11/4
at 2:00 4:30 7:00 PM
Monday 11/5
at 4:30 7:00 PM
Tuesday 11/6
at 4:30 7:00 PM

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