A celebration of visionary cinematic works from Mexico, spanning the country’s Golden Age to the present, told in narrative features, documentaries, and short films, including archival 16mm prints. Rayos: Cine en México is produced in partnership with The Grand Cinema and the Tacoma Film Festival, hosting several free public screenings and post-screening community conversations.
TAM Member event to follow the film screening.
Documentary | 2013 | 1hr 20min
Directors: Gerardo Barroso, Lisa Tillinger
The eponymous street in Centro Histórico is teeming with all walks of life, to which accomplished cinematographers (and new inhabitants) Barroso and Tillinger train their roaming camera with exacting detail and radical patience on a host of vendors plying their trade. Butcher, taquero, seamstress, bartender, ultra-runner, and lots of kids (literally following in their footsteps): all fall under the rigorous yet poetic gaze of the film’s peripatetic eye. It takes in a world without straying from its 100 meter radius; both a potent ethnography and sumptuous choreography.
Curated by film programmer David Dinnell and independent film critic and educator Jay Kuehner.