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Rayos: Cine en México Film Series
October 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

This event is free and registration is required as space is limited.

Curated by Tacoma Film Festival Director David Dinnell and independent film critic and educator Jay Kuehner.