September 15 - October 5, 2016 at the AFI SIlver Theater


The AFI Latin American Film Festival (September 15 - October 5) showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, celebrating Ibero-American cultural connections through modern cinema.

Desierto | Fri, Sep 23, 7:30 pm & Tue, Sep 27, 9:30 pm

Featuring Q&A with director Jonás Cuarón and post-screening reception sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Making the arduous trek from Mexico to the United States, a group of undocumented immigrants led by Moisés (Gael García Bernal) hopes for a fresh start on the other side of the border. But a ruthless, gun-toting vigilante takes border patrol into his own hands, hell-bent on stopping anyone from entering his country. Now, Moisés finds himself in a fight for his life, with survival the only goal. With edge-of-your-seat suspense, filmmaker Jonás Cuarón (screenwriter, GRAVITY) has crafted a bravura, socially conscious thriller. FIPRESCI Award, 2015 Toronto Film Festival.

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Other Mexican Films:
I Promise You Anarchy - September 26 & September 28
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Mr. Pig - October 1 & October 2
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See complete list of films and showtimes

8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
September 15th through October 5th
Tickets $14\$12 for AFI members

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