October 26 - 30, 2016 at the GALA Theater
October 28, 2016, 7:00pm at the GALA Theater


The Gala Theater will open its fifth annual Film Festival, Reel Time at Gala, with a series that explores the socio-political landscapes of Argentina and El Salvador, as well as contemporary and classical films from Mexico.

On Friday October 28 at 7pm the MCI will co-host the screening of the 2015 movie "La delgada linea amarilla," or "A thin yellow line" by the critically acclaimed Mexican director Celso García. The Thin Yellow Line chronicles five financially strapped men from very different walks of life who are hired to paint the center stripe along 120 miles of Mexican state highway. A panel discussion with actor Américo Hollander will follow the screening.

The classic 1934 film, "Wildflower," by Mexican director Emilio Fernandez, will also be included in the festival program, as well as the 2015 film "Bleak Street" by director Arturo Ripstein.

Tickets & more info here

GALA Theater
3333 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
MCI screening and panel Friday October 28, 2016, 7pm
Festival October 26 - 30

October 27 - November 23, 2016 at Various locations
November 15, 2016, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Join the Mexican Cultural Institute as it hosts a screening of Buñuel's Subida al Cielo/Mexican Bus Ride on November 15 and make sure to see the other films being screened as part of the series!

The screening at the MCI will be presented by Cinema Tropical Director Carlos Gutiérrez, who will also present a number of other films at the festival. Carlos Gutiérrez is a film/video programmer, cultural promoter and arts consultant based in New York City. He has served as both expert nominator and panelist for the Rockefeller Fellowship Program for Mexican Film & Media Arts and for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, as well as a screening panelist for the Oscars' Academy Awards for film students. He holds an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).

The Objects of Desire film series is a retrospective of more than 20 of Luis Buñuel's most accomplished films, both canonical screen classics and underappreciated rarities. Luis Buñuel was a Spanish filmmaker who reinvented himself in Mexico City, where he began a prolific and successful career in the 1940s and '50s. This Film series is presented in collaboration with the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, the American University School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences, the Cultural services of the French Embassy, the National Gallery of Art and SPAIN arts & culture.

RSVP to the MCI screening here

Full schedule here

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
MCI screening November 15, 2016, 6:45pm
Festival October 27 - November 23