5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90036

2000 color 153min
Scr Guillermo Arriaga
dir Alejandro González Iñárritu
Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas
Special guests: Alejandro González Iñárritu & various collaborators will discuss their experiences making this film prior to the screening.

Shot with hand-held immediacy on grainy film stock, AMORES PERROS plunges into the daily activities of 3 individuals as they cope with life in overcrowded, contemporary Mexico City: a pot-smoking young man in love with his brother's pregnant wife who is desperate to get out of town; a perfume model who becomes unhinged when her dog suddenly vanishes through a hole in the floor of her high-rise condo; & a scruffy vagrant who sidelines as a paid killer. The stories, though presented separately & each within its own chapter, begin to brush against each other in disturbing flashes. The audience gradually sees what the characters can't: that the characters' lives will be united by a devastating car crash. Energetic & assured, Iñárritu's invigorating, Oscar-nominated film gets an added jolt of adrenaline from its throbbing sound track.

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Added by kiracle on October 8, 2006