In person: producer Luis Salinas

With each sequence directed by a rising talent in Mexico’s film scene, this omnibus feature film connects eight distinctive stories in Mexico City—all sharing the same apartment building designed in the early 20th century. Chronicling a 100-year period, these tales span historical moments from the beginning of the Mexican Revolution to the anti-Chinese immigration campaign; the massacre of the students before the 1968 Olympic Games; the 1985 Mexico City earthquake; the poverty and drug trafficking of recent times; and, finally, to the spirit of reconstruction and new hope for Mexico in the 21st century.

About the Speaker
Luis Salinas grew up in Houston and still visits relatives here. He is founder of Mexico’s Machete Producciones, which burst onto the international scene in 2010. He earned his film degree at the Centro de Estudios en Ciencias de la Comunicación.

• Explore Mexico’s history through “Tales of Mexico.”

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information. For the screening on Friday, September 15, please note that both parking garages are closed. Free parking is available to moviegoers in the outdoor lot behind the MFAH administration building at 5100 Montrose Boulevard. The parking garage at 1144 Binz Street reopens as usual on Saturday, September 16.

Special thanks to Fredericka Hunter.

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Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas, Natalia Beristáin
Spanish with English subtitles
Running Time
118 minutes
Digital, B/W