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Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Screenings: August 19 – 25
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for his next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, the ticket is a winner and so they set out to make the movie.
Screenings: Aug 26 – Sept 1
In an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts, a subversive hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources–and its people. With hypnotic visuals and original songs composed by musician and co-director Saul Williams, this celestial cyber-musical offers a radically bold vision of power, exploitation, and love.
The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a non-profit organization that manages the historic Fountain Theatre in Mesilla, New Mexico. With a working board of directors and a volunteer staff, the film society presents independent, foreign, and documentary film and video to audiences in southern New Mexico and West Texas.
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