Desierto (w/ Jonás Cuarón)
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Jonas Cuaron! From Jonas Cuaron and Alfonso Cuaron, the acclaimed filmmakers of "Gravity," comes a unique, modern vision of terror. "Desierto" is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael Garcia Bernal ("The Motorcycle Diaries" and "Y Tu Mama Tambien") and Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("The Walking Dead", "Watchmen"). What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. Part of RoxCine's FRONTERA! film series. Co-sponsored by the General Consulate of Mexico in San Francisco. "A brutal and merciless chase thriller that makes no apologies for its political one-sidedness and visceral extremity: You've undoubtedly heard more nuanced arguments in defense of immigrant rights, but perhaps none delivered with such heart-pounding intensity." - Justin Chang, Variety Directed by Jonas Cuaron. Written by Jonas Cuaron, Mateo Garcia. Cinematography by Damian Garcia. Produced by Jonas Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron, Carlos Cuaron, Alex Garcia, Charles Gilbert. Executive produced by David Linde, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nicolas Celis, Santiago Garcia Galvan. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo. Mexico, France. 2015. 94 min. DCP.