'El Alcalde' (Mexico, 2012)
Sunday, July 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Archive Documentary Spotlight
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Free and open to the public.
'El Alcalde' (Mexico, 2012) Directed by Emiliano Altuna, Diego Enrique Osorno, Carlos Rossini.
This thought-provoking documentary presents an intimate portrait of Mauricio Fernandez, mayor of San Pedro Garza García in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo León. As drug cartels challenge the authority of cities and even the national government, Fernandez boasts of neutralizing key cartel figures. The film depicts power confronting power, implicitly seeking the place of democracy in this cataclysmic confrontation.
Digital video, color, in Spanish with English subtitles, 81 min.