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.
Documentary | 1968 | 2hrs
Director: Leobardo López Aretche
The historical summer of revolt captured by then-26-year-old film student Leobardo López Aretche, culminating in the massacre at Tlatelolco. Aretche captures with urgent intimacy the movement of student protests in the capitol and the brutal state response that followed as the city’s hosting of the Olympics thrust it into the international spotlight. Affecting in its portrayal of youth in states of unrest but also in downtime, seen chatting, laughing, and flirting as the 16mm camera rolls on. Landmark documentary, relevant fifty years since its conception, of a wound unhealed.
Curated by Tacoma Film Festival Director David Dinnell and independent film critic and educator Jay Kuehner.