We Are Mari Pepa
Apr 21 - Apr 25
(Samuel Kishi Leopo, Mexico, 2013, DCP, 95 min)
Somos Mari Pepa
Monday, Apr 21 at 09:00PM
Friday, Apr 25 at 07:00PM
Breathing unexpected life into the naturally jaded (but hormone-riddled) body of male youth/buddy/skate/band movies, Samuel Kishi Leopo's debut is utterly faithful to its milieu of bored and confused teenagers hanging out and playing hooky on the outskirts of Guadalajara: skating, trying to meet girls, and practicing for an upcoming battle of the bands.
Hangdog band leader Alex, bent on writing new songs and finding work, is forced into bittersweet maturation when neither his guitar (just stolen) nor a girl (just met) can carry the weight of expectations from his ailing grandmother, with whom he lives in the absence of parents. Ultimately, her repeated spinning of classic canciónes on vinyl proves to be symbolic of an independent ethos all its own.
Part of our series Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema. Read more about new Latino cinema on our screens >
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