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MUSEO Opens this Thursday: Director Alonso Ruizpalacios and Actor Gael García Bernal in Person

Winner Silver Beat for Best Screenplay 2018 Berlin International Film Festival

“Fabulously entertaining. Irresistibly inventive. Hitchcock, Looney Tunes, Rififi…and Bresson…Ruizpalacios pulls it off with a joyful sureness.” -Jessica King, Variety

“An endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios’ status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema.” -Bradley Warren, The Playlist


A film by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Starring Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale

Mexico/USA/Canada, 2018, 128 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Not Rated. A Vitagraph Films release

Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo in the district of Satelite, Mexico City’s version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country’s iconic National Anthropology Museum.

Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before filmed locations in Mexico, Museo is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

Starring Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro and Simon Russel Beale, Museo is Alonso Ruizpalacio’s second feature after the award-winning festival hit Güeros.

Opens this Thursday, September 13!

Angelika Film Center
18 West Houston St. (at Mercer St.)
(212) 995-2570 / Buy tickets in advance
Screening on 35mm in its opening weekend!

The Landmark at 57 West
657 West 57th St. (at 12th Avenue)
(888) 724-6362 / Buy tickets in advance

Q&As with Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gael García Bernal:
Thursday 9/13 at the 7pm show, Friday 9/14 at the 7pm show,
and Saturday 9/15 at the 8:10pm show at the Angelika Film Center;
and on Thursday 9/13 at the 8:15pm show, and Saturday, 9/15
at the 7pm show at the Landmark at 57 West.

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