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499

 
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Aug 20—Sep 2, 2021
 
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RUN TIME: 87min
FORMAT: DCP
LANGUAGE: In Spanish with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Rodrigo Reyes | 2021

With Eduardo San Juan

“499 deftly weaves brutality with tender beauty, and harsh reality with the realm of dreams.”
—Jim Jarmusch

To reflect on the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, director Rodrigo Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience, bringing together non-fiction and fantastic elements to explore the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hérnan Cortés’ epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As the anachronistic fictional character interacts with real-life victims of Mexico’s failed drug wars and indigenous communities in resistance, the filmmaker portrays the country’s current humanitarian crisis as part of a vicious and unfinished colonial project, still in motion nearly five hundred years later. Provocative, unique, and strikingly cinematic, 499 confirms Reyes as one of the most potent voices in independent cinema.

Q&A with filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes after the 7pm screenings on Fri, 8/20 & Sat, 8/21

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation ­

 
 
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