Director: Juan Pablo González Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Starring: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Rafaela Fuentes, Tatín Vera, Teresa Sánchez
Tagline: In the bucolic hills of Mexico’s Jalisco highlands, iron-willed businesswoman Maria Garcia fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory. She hires Rafaela, a new factory administrator, who brings her hope in her time of crisis. Starring Teresa Sánchez and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.
Synopsis: DOS ESTACIONES follows fifty-year-old businesswoman María García (Teresa Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory now struggling to stay afloat. The factory is the final hold-over from generations of Mexican-owned tequila plants in the highlands of Jalisco, the rest having folded to foreign corporations. Once one of the wealthiest people in town, María knows her current financial situation is untenable. When a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage, she is forced to do everything she can to save her community’s primary economy and source of pride.
Critic Quotes: “Visually arresting… a vivid, textured, altogether unexpected world.” -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A bracingly potent distillation of drama, psychological portraiture and passionate flouting of clichés…fronted by an arrestingly contained performance by Teresa Sánchez.” -Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
“Spellbinding and urgent…a vivid portrait of a place and its people, an unsentimental ode to the art and craft of tequila-making, a damning depiction of the results of globalizing economic policies, and an exquisite character study.” -Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Friday, September 16, 2022: 2:30, 7:10
Saturday September 17, 2022: 2:30, 7:10
Sunday, September 18, 2022: 3:15, 7:55
Monday, September 19, 2022: 12:00, 4:40
Tuesday, September 20, 2022: 2:20
Wednesday, September 21, 2022: 12:00, 4:40
Thursday, September 22, 2022: 2:20, 7:00* (*This screening is part of a series of contemporary Mexican films, in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego. Esta presentación es parte de una serie de cine mexicano contemporáneo, en colaboración con el Consulado General de México en San Diego.)
Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members