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DA Film Series: Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees

January 31, 2019

The Academy Award-nominated films for Best Picture have been revealed and, thanks to Incanto, we get to see them ahead of time February 3-23, followed by an Oscars Party on February 24th at 6:00 pm.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will have a second screening next Wednesday, February 13 at 2 pm. See this incredible recreation of the Queen phenomenon and the transformative figure of Freddie Mercury, along with the other Academy-Award nominated movies for Best Picture being shown at Incanto through February 23. To reserve tickets go to or call 223-9756.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - From February 3rd-23rd, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present "Academy Award Month," featuring eight of 2018's best films - all of which have been nominated for Best Picture Oscars - followed by an Oscars Party on February 24th!

The venue for the screenings will be Incanto, Insurgentes #109 at the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, which serves food and drink to enjoy before, during or after the movies. Stop in to buy your tickets ahead of time for $150 pesos (General seating) or $250 pesos for preferred seating, which includes one house drink and better seating options.

Oscar Night Party tickets are $500 pesos (General seating) or $600 pesos (Preferred seating), the event begins at 6:00 pm.

'Roma' - Sunday, February 3 & Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 pm
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Film and Best Actress. This is the most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), the film follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. (135 minutes)

'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Monday, February 4 at 2:00 pm
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as they spiral out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. (134 minutes)

'A Star is Born' - Tuesday, February 5 at 2:00 pm & Friday, Feb. 22 at 12 noon
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Song plus other technical nominations. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. (135 minutes)

'BlackKkKlansman' - Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 pm & Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, visionary filmmaker Spike Lee brings us the incredible true story of an American hero. Set in the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together they take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out. (135 minutes)

'Green Book' - Friday, February 8 at 2:00 pm & Thursday, Feb. 21 at 12 noon
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay. When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger - as well as unexpected humanity and humor - they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. (130 mins)

'The Favourite' - Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 pm & Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon
Tied with 10 Oscar nominations with Roma and nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design. This film portrays early 8th century England at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah who takes her under her wing and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion, their friendship helping her to fulfill her ambitions and she will let nothing stand in her way. (119 minutes)

'Black Panther' - Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 pm
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Costume, Best Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Sound Mixing and Editing, plus Best Production Design, this film follows Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, an old enemy reappearing on the radar tests Challa’s mettle. And Black Panther is tested when drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. (135 minutes.)

'Vice' - Thursday, February 14 at 3:00 pm & Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12 noon
Nominated for seven awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Makeup and Styling, the movie explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. (132 minutes)

Incanto's box office is open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Tues-Sun, and from 4:00-11:00 pm on Monday. Tickets are also available for purchase online at

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, or send an email to cb.democratsabroad(at)