Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series continues through April 6th at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The popular series features first-run films shown on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm.
Here's a look at the movies they'll be showing in March and April:
March 2, 2016 - Cantinflas
The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood. Nominated for best foreign film for the Academy Awards in 2015. (102 min.)
This movie was an official selection in Cannes last year and a current nominee for the best foreign-language film Oscar. It was caught up in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, when the mayor of a Paris suburb briefly succeeded in banning it from a local cinema. Coming amid an outpouring of public and official support for freedom of speech Mr. Sissako's movie, far from being "an apology for terrorism," as the mayor (who, of course, had not seen it) supposed, is an unflinching, quietly furious exploration of life under radical Islamist rule. (97 min.)
March 16, 2016 - Iron Jawed Angels
This movie tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote. The young activists struggle with issues such as the challenges of protesting a popular President during wartime and the perennial balancing act between love and career. (123 min.)
March 23, 2016 - Calvary
A marvelous showcase for Brendan Gleeson who plays a parish priest-and a very good man-threatened with murder by an unseen person avenging priest pedophilia. Calvary unfolds like a ticking clock or a murder mystery in reverse, as Father James tends to his affairs in what may be his final week alive. (102 min.)
March 30, 2016 - La Dictadura Perfecta directed by Luis Estrada (2014)
TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and negotiates a billionaire secret agreement with the owners of the TV Corporation. Carlos Rojo, an ambitious young news producer, and Ricardo Diaz, TV network star reporter, are responsible for making a dirty campaign to change the image the public has of the corrupt Governor and make him, at any cost, a political star and a great presidential candidate. (143 min.)
April 6, 2016 - Breach
A feature documentary film that asks the question, "Have we learned enough from our past to save the last, great wild salmon runs on the planet?" The cinematography is spellbinding. (90 min.)
Tickets are available for a donation of 60 pesos in advance and 70 pesos at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments will be available. For further information, you can contact Tobe Jensen at tjensen1942(at)hotmail.com or Millard Mott at kite70(at)hotmail.com.
The International Friendship Club is a registered charitable organization in Mexico listed as Club Internacional de la Amistad de Puerto Vallarta A.C. It is located at the northeast corner of the Rio Cuale Bridge above the HSBC Bank, Colonia El Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 48300. Phone: 322-222-5466. Website: ifcvallarta.com Email: ifcvallarta(at)gmail.com
With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE. For local assistance, contact Tobe Jensen, Chair, at tjensen1942(at)hotmail.com.