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This week in Cinema Tropical – September 17 — 24

This week, make sure not to miss the U.S premiere of Ricardo Silva and Omar Guzmán‘s William, the New Judo Master this Thursday, September 20 at Anthology Film Archives. Screening as part of Cinema Tropical’s series of contemporary Latin American cinema, the “fascinating film essay” follows famed Swedish-American singer William Clauson as he whiles away his last years in Tijuana, Mexico. Through a montage of surrealist shots, the filmmakers pose existential questions on the meaning of love, loss, old age and transitoriness.

The Urbanworld Film Festival is in New York this week: from September 19 to 23 make sure to catch Cinema Tropical’s co-presentation of over fifteen short films from or related to the Latin American region or the US Latinx experience. The festival’s spotlights include Rudy Valdez‘s debut documentary The Sentence and Sebastian Silva‘s psychological thriller Tyrel.

And the Mexican film Museo by Alonso Ruizpalacios starring Gael García Bernal continues its successful theatrical run at the Angelika Film Center andLandmark 57 West. Don’t miss the opportunity to follow the events leading up to Mexico’s most infamous museum heist, in which 140 objects from the National Museum of Anthropology were successfully looted.

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