Film: Parejas creativas (Creative Couples), La calle de la amargura
Two aging prostitutes, burdened by marital and financial problems, drug and rob twin midgets—doubles for professional luchadores—in an effort to make ends meet. But the eyedrops with which they dose their victims prove fatal, and they murder them unintentionally. Based on a true story, La calle de la amargura takes an unflinching look at the mean streets of Mexico City.
2015; Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; rated PG-13.
Free community event
The film cycle Parejas creativas showcases the cinematography of director Arturo Ripstein and screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego, both from Mexico City, who have been working together since 1986. Ripstein, who began his career under the mentorship of Luis Buñuel, is considered one of the greatest Mexican filmmakers of all time. His creative partner and wife, Garciadiego, is an award-winning screenwriter; their latest collaboration is La calle de la amargura. Both are recipients of the Premio Mirada Internacional 28° FCM-PNR (Festival de Cine de Madrid-Plataforma de Nuevos Realizadores).
This screening is preceded by an opening reception for the series with the Consul of Mexico in Albuquerque.
Parejas creativas: Film Schedule
September 23: El evangelio de las maravillas (1988)
September 24: Así es la vida (2000)
September 30: Las razones del corazón (2011)
October1: La calle de la amargura (2015)