First show: November 02
Filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios IN PERSON for Q&A on Saturday, 11/3, 6:30pm, and Sunday, 11/4, 6:00pm!
“Hitchcock, Looney Tunes, Rififi, … and Bresson… Ruizpalacios pulls it off with a joyful sureness.”– Jessica Kiang, Variety
“Confirms Ruizpalacios’ status as the next big thing in Mexican Cinema.” – Bardley Warren, The Playlist
Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo in the district of Satelite, Mexico City’s version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country’s iconic National Anthropology Museum.
Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before filmed locations in Mexico, MUSEO is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro and Simon Russell Beale, MUSEO is Alonso Ruizpalacios’s second feature after the award-winning festival hit GÜEROS.
Winner – Silver Bear for Best Screenplay – 2018 Berlin international Film Festival. Nominee – Golden Bear for Best Film – 2018 Berlin international Film Festival. Ruizpalacios just won Best Director Award at Morelia International Film Festival. Museo, which opened in Mexican theaters this past weekend, also won Morelia’s audience award.
Basada en hechos reales que cuentan la vida de dos desertores de la escuela de veterinaria que cometen el robo más grande de México, el saqueo del Museo Nacional de Antropología.
Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios. Written by Manuel Alcalá, Alonso Ruizpalacios. 128 minutes | Mexico/United States/Canada | In Spanish with English subtitles. A Vitagraph Films release. 35mm and DCP.
Presented in 35mm: Friday, November 2, 8:30pm, Saturday, 6:30pm and Sunday, 6pm.
*RoxCine is funded in part by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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