On Wednesday, November 10, Arts International will present screenings of films by five Mexican independent filmmakers as part of the Mexico Now Festival. Encompassing visual art, film, theater, dance and music, the festival will be showcasing contemporary Mexican artists in venues around the city through Wednesday, December 8. Yibran Asuad, Michael Franco, Gabriel Kahan, Gustavo Loza and Eugenio Polgovsky will be screening their films in the Visual Arts Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, Third Floor, starting at 7pm, followed by Q&A with the directors.
In other film news, Harris Savides (BFA 1982 Film and Video) was the cinematographer on the new feature film Birth, starring Nicole Kidman. The New York Times’ review on Friday, October 29, singled out Savides for his excellent work on the film.