1) THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA OPENS FRIDAY AT THE ANGELIKA
? FREE POPCORN FOR VISTAS PATRONS
The award-winning film, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, opens
this Friday at the Angelika Film Center. In addition to being Tommy Lee
Jones directorial debut, this powerful film was written by Guillermo
Arriaga, the screenwriter of AMORES PERROS and 21 GRAMS, and features
Julio César Cedillo of Ft. Worth as Melquiades Estrada. Mr. Cedillo will
be in town for a Q&A following the 7:30 screening this Friday (visit
www.angelikafilmcenter.com/dallas for specific showtimes). This film won
Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
PLUS: As a special exclusive treat, the Angelika Film Center at
Mockingbird Station is offering Vistas Film Festival patrons and supporters a
FREE MEDIUM BAG OF POPCORN. All you have to do is fill out the attached
coupon, bring it with you to any screening of THE THREE BURIALS OF
MELQUIADES ESTRADA during the opening weekend (this Friday-Sunday, Feb.
3-5), and you will receive your FREE popcorn ? but you must bring the
attached coupon with you. Present this coupon and your ticket at the
concession stand and they?ll take care of you. It?s our way of saying thank
you for continuing to support Latino cinema. Feel free to pass this
coupon along to anyone that you know. It?s good for everyone going to see
this incredible film.
Here is the story of the film and a few reviews:
THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA is a study of the emotional,
psychological, spiritual and social implications of having an
international border running through the middle of a culture. According to the
screenwriter?s statement, ?Above everything, THE THREE BURIALS OF
MELQUIADES ESTRADA is a story of friendship, a friendship that goes beyond
borders, one that continues even after death. When Melquiades gives his
most precious possession to Pete, it makes no sense at all?until you
consider their friendship. When Pete risks his life to travel to Mexico, it
makes no sense at all?until you consider his friendship with
The New York Times: ?This western about a Texas ranch foreman trying to
bury his Mexican friend is an accounting of those borders that separate
rich from poor, men from women, friend from stranger, and as such, is
less an act of revisionism than one of reconsideration.?
Rolling Stone Magazine: ?The film slaps you hard with its brutality and
gallows humor and then locates compassion in the unlikeliest of places.
Jones shakes you in ways you do not see coming. His movie is a powder
Reel.com: ?With an evocative screenplay by 21 Grams' Guillermo Arriaga
and a top-drawer cast headed by Jones himself, this is a pointed and
poetic drama. Coming out as it is while the U.S. once more debates
immigration policy, the film's message could not be timelier.?
Please come enjoy this wonderful, insightful and provocative film ? and
let?s continue to support Latino and Latino-themed film. Together, we
are all having a great impact!