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Poster for Matria (+ 2 Shorts! Filmmakers In-Person!)

Matria (+ 2 Shorts! Filmmakers In-Person!)

Opens on August 12

Director: Fernando Llanos Run Time: 62 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2014 Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles

Starring: Fernando Llanos, Lila Downs

Join us for a special screening at the Digital Gym Cinema: a trio of films featuring in-person talent joining us for a Q&A!

From Fernando Llanos, director of Matria: My grandfather was from Tabasco, he fought along with Pancho Villa, became a Master Mason, was deputy 3 times for Oaxaca, and president of the National Association of Charros. In 1942 he formed The Legion of Mexican fighters, a group of 100,000 charros that were training to repel a possible Nazi invasion in Mexico. The Story of success that was told had harbored a secret that affected my family and was discovered while I was making this documentary.

Our screening of MATRIA will be preceded by screening of two short films,  PIXEL + DINAMITA and VOCES EN LA LÍNEA. 

A post-screening discussion will feature:

Jessica Herreman, Director of VOCES EN LA LÍNEA, editor and musical composer of MATRIA; musical composer and screenwriter of PIXEL + DINAMITA.

Alex Borbolla, Associate Producer of  PIXEL + DINAMITA

Fernando Llanos, Director of MATRIA and PIXEL + DINAMITA, editor and producer of VOCES EN LA LÍNEA

Tau Llanos and Veranina Llanos, Actors and Voices of PIXEL + DINAMITA

Critic Quotes: “The best documentary of Morelia 2014.” – Cine Vértigo

“Fernando Llanos’s debut is a historical documentary with a high dose of family drama.” – Cine Premiere


Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members


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