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.
Drama | Documentary | 1936 | 1hr 5min
Directors: Emilio Gómez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann
A politically astute and emotionally drawn portrait of a fishing village in Veracruz that, employing a near-documentary shooting style and cast of mostly locals, would anticipate Neorealism and usher in a Golden Age of Mexican cinema. A rich collaboration between Austrian-born Zinnemann and young Mexican cineaste Gómez Muriel, Redes also features the legendary photographer Paul Strand as co-writer and cinematographer, and a legendary score by Silvestre Revueltas. An unforgettable tale of labor and loss, etched in gorgeous black and white, Redes stands as a uniquely Mexican pillar in international cinema.
Curated by Tacoma Film Festival Director David Dinnell and independent film critic and educator Jay Kuehner.