Saturday, April 23, 2016
Director: Celso García | Mexico | Dramedy | 1hr 35min
Director Celso García will be in attendance to receive the Tucson Cine Mexico Jaguar Award for Feature Directorial Debut.
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
5455 S Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ
- Tickets are FREE.
- Tickets are required and available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets and on the day at the venue, as supplies last.
- Tickets DO NOT guarantee seats!! Seating will be available to ticket holders on a first-come first-served basis, and doors open at 6:30pm. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to secure seats.
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. The dramedy’s ensemble cast, led by Damián Alcazar (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN), includes Silverio Palacios (Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN) as a motor-mouth former circus stagehand, Américo Hollander as a rebellious teen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra (AMORES PERROS) as a cynical ex-con, and Joaquín Cosio (SAVAGES) as the driver with failing eyesight.
THE THIN YELLOW LINE swept four awards during its World Premiere at the 2015 Guadalajara Film Festival (Best Screenplay, Special Jury Prize, Audience Award, and Mexican Film Critics Award), and went on to win Best Latin-American Film at the Montreal Film Festival. Short-listed for Mexico’s 2015 entry for the Academy Award, the film is produced by Guillermo del Toro, Bertha Navarro (PAN’S LABYRINTH) and Alejandro Springall (John Sayles’ CASA DE LOS BABYS).
Tucson Cine Mexico is delighted to present the Arizona Premiere of THE THIN YELLOW LINE ahead of its U.S. theatrical release. The longest-running showcase of Mexican film in the U.S., this year Tucson Cine Mexico will be represented by this special screening and award ceremony, and then will return in full and expanded festival mode in 2017.
“A palpable pleasure to watch.” —Variety
Celso García is a film writer and director. PATA DE GALLO (2004), his fourth short film, was a winning project of the Instituto Méxicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)´s National Shortfilm Project Competition and was screened at 16 international film festivals. WATER AND MILK (2006), was his fifth short film. Also a winner of the IMCINES´s National Shortfilm Project Competition, WATER AND MILK was awarded with the National Screenplay Award by Mexico´s General Society of Writers (SOGEM). WATER AND MILK was screened at 46 film festivals and won 22 international awards, including the Mayahuel at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Best Short film Award at Festival Internacional of Huelva, Spain. In 2015 he released his feature film debut THE THIN YELLOW LINE. To date, THE THIN YELLOW LINE has been screened at 33 film festivals and has won 14 international awards, including the Audience Award and the Special Jury Prize at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in 2015 and the Grand Newcomer Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg FilmFest 2015. Celso is currently in pre-production on his second feature film VELVET.
This special screening, ahead of U.S. theatrical release, is presented by Tucson Cine Mexico.