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Güeros
January 2017

This moody and seductive black-and-white Mexican road movie is a meandering, circling tale that never looks less than gorgeous.

- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Güeros
January 2017

Alonso Ruizpalacios’s Güeros manages to feel both sweetly nostalgic and exuberantly now.

- A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Güeros
January 2017

A film made independently and without interference whose reverence for the past thankfully doesn’t result in too much solemnity or seriousness.

- Adam Nayman, A.V. Club

Güeros
January 2017

A film made independently and without interference whose reverence for the past thankfully doesn’t result in too much solemnity or seriousness.

- Adam Nayman, A.V. Club

Güeros

Güeros

Date: January 29, 2017

Location: UICA


Güeros is a 2014 Mexican film directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film showcases three restless teens searching for folk-rocker Epigmenio Cruz on the streets of Mexico City during the student strikes of 1999.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 29 in the UICA theater, with the short film Wreck Hunters Evolution (8:31 min.) followed by the feature film. 

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

Panel Discussion for Güeros

Moderator: Gretchen Minnhaar

Panelist(s): Aaron Schuelke and Mayra Fortes Gonzalez

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 11th Season:

2017 Series Theme: Journeys

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic, and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of the journey – external, internal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2017 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.


Reviews

This moody and seductive black-and-white Mexican road movie is a meandering, circling tale that never looks less than gorgeous.

- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Alonso Ruizpalacios’s Güeros manages to feel both sweetly nostalgic and exuberantly now.

- A. O. Scott, The New York Times

A film made independently and without interference whose reverence for the past thankfully doesn’t result in too much solemnity or seriousness.

- Adam Nayman, A.V. Club

Güeros Official Trailer

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