2018 Mexican Cinema and Borders

October 10-12, 2018

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

Wednesday, October 10
Section Run Time Film Speaker
Poetic Mode: Border Experimentations


4-5:50 pm El Mar La Mar, Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki, 2017 (1 hr 35 mins) Ekrem Serdar, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Restored Classics Night I 6:00-7:50pm Time to Die (Tiempo De Morir), Arturo Ripstein, 1966 (1hr 30 mins). Screenplay by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes. Restoration Company: Alameda Films. Bruce Jackson, Buffalo Film Seminars/SUNY Distinguished Professor & James Agee Professor of American Culture, English, UB
LGBTQ Films/Women Filmmakers 8:15-10:00pm Smuack, Alejandra Sánchez, 2015 (24 mins)

 Casa Roshell, Camila José Donoso, 2017 (1hr 11 mins)

Ana Grujic, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project
Thursday, October 11
Section Run Time Film Speaker
Observational Mode: Mexico and Minors

 (dedicated to the children separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border)

4:00pm-5:45 pm The Inheritors (Los Herederos), Eugenio Polgosvky, 2008 (1 hr 30 mins). In memory of of Eugenio Polgovsky. Meg Knowles, Television and Film Arts, SUNY Buffalo State
Keynote Lecture 6:30pm – 7:30 pm “Mexico’s Contemporary Bi-national Cinema: from Migrations to Co-productions” Ignacio Sánchez Prado,
Washington University in St. Louis
Restored Classics Night II 7:45pm -9:30 pm Two Monks (Dos Monjes), Juan Bustillo Oro, 1934 (1 hr 25 mins). Restored by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L’Imagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with Filmoteca e la UNAM and Cinémathque française. Margarita Vargas, Romance Languages and Literatures, UB
Friday, October 12

October M&T Bank Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Section Run Time Film Speaker
Buñuel in Mexico



2:00-3:50 pm A Mexican Buñuel, Emilio Maillé, 1995 (55 mins). Courtesy of Emilio Maillé.

Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto), Luis Buñuel, 1965 (45 mins) 

Elizabeth Scarlett, Romance Languages and Literatures, UB
Risky Territories 4-5:30 pm Devil’s Freedom (La Libertad Del Diablo), Ernesto Gonzales, 2017 (1 hr 15 mins) Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Washington University in St. Louis
Happy Hour 5:30pm – 7:00pm Music by La Marimba
Coco Hour for Children:

Music, Book Reading, and Art Workshop

5:30-7:30pm  Coco Book, Disney/Pixar, 2017

Living in Mexico, Chloe Perkins, 2016

Off We Go to Mexico, Laurie Krebs, 2008

Mara Odette Guerrero,
Casa De Arte
Documenting/Animating the Border and Other Stories: Shorts














7:00pm – 8:50pm Ties, Not Walls (Lazos, No Muros), LuisPa Salmón, 2017 (1 min); Creativity Does Not Recognize Borders (La creatividad no reconoce muros), Fernando Campos, 2017 (2 mins); Endogamy (Endogamia, 2017), Arnold Abadie (2 mins); Best of Luck with the Wall, Josh Begley, 2016 (7 mins); Love, Our Prison, Carolina Corral, 2016 (6 mins); The Good Mother (La Madre Buena), Sarah Clift, 2017 (6 mins); Symphony of a Sad Sea (Sinfonía de un mar triste), Carlos Morales, 2017 (11 min); Birth on the Border, Ellie Lobovitz, 2017 (27 mins); Artemio, Sandra Luz López Barroso, 2017 (48 mins).
Borders and Immigration Panel







9:00pm – 10:00 pm Facilitator: Richard Reitsma, Canisius College


Ignacio Sánchez Prado,
Washington University in St. Louis;

Abigail Cooke, Department of Geography, University at Buffalo;

Irene Rekhviashvili, Journey’s End Refugee Services;

Jennifer Connor, Justice for Migrant Families; Alyssa Erazo, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers, New York Immigrant Family Unity Project;

Monica Wrobel, Canisius College/“Latinitas” Project;

Mara Odette Guerrero, Casa De Arte,

Secil Ertorer, Canisius College