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Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura), by Arturo Ripstein

January 27, 2018
7:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) Screening Room Sat, Jan 27, 7PM Sun, Jan 28, 4PM See more at A surreally entertaining neo-noir based on a true crime that shocked Mexico, Arturo Ripstein's Bleak Street tracks an ill-fated encounter between two desperate old prostitutes and twin mini-luchadores. The Mexico City they traverse during their nocturnal adventures is a grotesque carnival of crime, loneliness, and poverty. All these characters can do is journey ever deeper into the night, with no escape in sight, until fate brings them all together. (2015, 99 min, digital) Part of: Mexican Maladies: Arturo Ripstein from First to Last Jan 25 -- Jan 28, 2018 Screening Room Arturo Ripstein is one of the Mexico's most subversive and original directors. He has taken inspiration from filmmakers such as Luis Bunuel, and also influenced a whole further generation, including Alex Cox, director of the 1986 cult classic Sid and Nancy. Now in his fifth decade of filmmaking, Ripstein transforms popular genres into fearless attacks on prejudice and complacency in Mexican society. This two-part program presents his very first film (in a new digital restoration) and his most recent work from 2015. Thu, Jan 25, 7:30PM & Sun, Jan 28, 2PM: Time to Die (Tiempo de morir), by Arturo Ripstein See all of our upcoming films at For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!

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