MVIFF 2018: OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: FELIZ ANO TIJUANA (HAPPY NEW YEAR TIJUANA)Mexico | 2018 | 75 mins. | Not Rated | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Thursday September 06, 2018
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$85 General Admission, $75 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Andrew van Baal
Written by Luis Deveze & Andrew van Baal
Starring: Luis Deveze, Alejandro Edda, Anneris Mercedes, Kristine Veta
On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.
We’ll be serving wines, beer ( Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Mexican inspired appetizers (provided by Sarah Hibler) while Eric Johnson and his jazz trio perform under the tent. After the reception, guests will be invited to make their way to the Film Center for a special OPENING NIGHT screening (see below). The film begins at 8:00 pm.
OPENING NIGHT — Your ticket is good for both the OPENING NIGHT reception and the OPENING NIGHT FILM itself.
There will be no tickets sold for Opening Night film separately.
OPENING NIGHT FILM at 8:00 PM
FELIZ ANO TIJUANA (HAPPY NEW YEAR TIJUANA)
Alejandro (Luis Deveze), a native of León but a long-time resident of Los Angeles, where he worked as a Chicano Studies professor until recently, finds himself stranded in Tijuana on New Year’s Eve. As he walks around the Zona Centro he has a surprise encounter with Ana (Kristine Veta), a former student, who invites him to celebrate with her Mexican boyfriend Luis (Alejandro Edda, “El Chapo” in Netflix’ upcoming Narcos: Mexico) and his local comrades. As the celebration progresses it unleashes a roller coaster of emotions in Alejandro that bring to the surface his inner conflicts about romance, belief, and identity. The film was shot guerilla-style by a crew of two over an actual New Year’s Eve, and fuses fact and fiction, with a mixed cast of actors and non-actors alike improvising in both Spanish and English.