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'En la Estancia' & other Mexican films at the GALA Film Festival

  • GALA Theater 3333 14th St Northwest Washington, DC (map)

En la Estancia - December 11 at the GALA Theater

You are invited to the Gala Theater's 4th Annual Film Festival as the Mexican Cultural Institute proudly presents the film En la Estancia (The Land of Silence), Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival.

A gripping drama, En la Estancia (The Land of Silence) tells the story of documentary filmmaker Sebastian, who travels to the dusty village of La Estancia, to discover two sole inhabitants: the aged Don Jesús Vallejo and his son Juan Diego. 

There will be a reception and discussion with actor Gilberto Barraza following the screening.

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Other Mexican Films

Distinto Amanecer
December 9, 2015

Considered one of the greatest Mexican movies of all time, this suspense-filled film noir tells the story of a union leader who is murdered by a corrupt governor. As his best friend and ex-flame try to piece together the evidence and expose the crime, they descend, during the course of a single night, into the Mexican underworld, full of shocking murders, shady characters, and, of course, sensational cabaret numbers.

La guerra de Manuela Jankovich
December 12, 2015

Manuela, a Mexican woman of Yugoslavian descent, works as a cook and lives with her grandmother, a Serbian immigrant who escaped to Mexico during World War II. When the military conflict in the Balkans explodes in 1991, Manuela and her grandmother relive the anxious moments of war, preparing themselves as if the conflict were happening around the corner.

En la palma de tu mano
December 13, 2015

One of the most spectacular crime dramas of the Golden Age, this film noir centers on fake fortune-teller Jaime Karin, who uses his wife to get information on future clients. When he learns that millionaire Vitto Romano has died after learning of his wife's infidelity, Karin befriends the widow and inadvertently gets tangled in a web of passion, intrigue, and ambition. The film was a hit at the Museum of Modern Art's recent "Mexico at Midnight" series.

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Earlier Event: December 11
J-Film: Kano