Latin Wave 10 film screening: Güeros

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Güeros, Alonso Ruiz Palacios' feature debut, is a youthful and mischievous explosion of refreshing energy. Set in 1999, the film's sharp black-and-white cinematography is reminiscent of the 1960s as it follows a trio of young men who find themselves with too much time on their hands.

Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre) is sent to Mexico City to live with his brother Federico (Tenoch Huerta), a student. Finding the university is closed due to student protests, Tomás, Federico and roommate Santos (Leonardo Ortizgris) bum around but also respond to the era's political conscience.

Playful and imbued with a joie de vivre that evokes the French New Wave, Güeros is a refreshing and poignant time capsule.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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