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    ACORAZADO, a film by Álvaro Curiel

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    December 30, 2012


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    ACORAZADO, a film by Álvaro Curiel

    ACORAZADO
    Written and Directed by Álvaro Curiel
    2010, Mexico, Comedy/Drama
    97 min, 35mm, Color
    Cast: Silverio Palacios, Laura de la Uz, Salvador Sánchez, Santiago Alfonso, Norma Angélica, Enrique Molina, Azalia Ortiz, Luis Alberto García, Terry Holiday, Carlos Colombo

    In Spanish with English Subtitles

    TRAILER:http://youtu.be/JHtvwLE7LAM

    In the port city...

    ACORAZADO
    Written and Directed by Álvaro Curiel
    2010, Mexico, Comedy/Drama
    97 min, 35mm, Color
    Cast: Silverio Palacios, Laura de la Uz, Salvador Sánchez, Santiago Alfonso, Norma Angélica, Enrique Molina, Azalia Ortiz, Luis Alberto García, Terry Holiday, Carlos Colombo

    In Spanish with English Subtitles

    TRAILER:http://youtu.be/JHtvwLE7LAM

    In the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Silverio (Silverio Palacios) spends his time writing politically charged speeches and delivering them in city buses. He hangs out with his fellow harbor workers, who continue their Union struggle against the privatization of the port that left them all unemployed; and with his friend La Manuela (Terry Holiday), a transsexual who deals pirated CDs. Sometimes, he also goes home to his wife and daughter, who treat him with disdain. Just about everyone pushes Silverio to leave Veracruz and seek a better life in the United States, in part to get rid of him, but also to vicariously fulfill their own ambitions. When Silverio finally decides to leave, his friend El Alacrán (Salvador Sánchez) helps him make a plan to travel to the Florida Keys by raft, and pose as a Cuban migrant so he can enter and stay in the U.S. But Silverio's makeshift raft gets caught in a storm, and when he finally reaches land the whole purpose of his adventure will shift radically. This self-styled "brief man" will find himself improvising a new life as the famous migrant who went south instead of north.

    En español:

    En el puerto de Veracruz, México, Silverio (Silverio Palacios) pasa el tiempo escribiendo discursos cargados de protesta política y declamándolos en autobuses urbanos. También se reúne con sus compañeros del sindicato de trabajadores del puerto, quienes continúan su lucha en contra de la privatización que dejó a todos desempleados; y con su amiga La Manuela (Terry Holiday), un transexual que vende discos piratas. En veces también va a su casa con su mujer y su hija, quienes lo tratan con desdén. Prácticamente todos orillan a Silverio a dejar Veracruz para buscar una mejor vida en los Estados Unidos, en parte para deshacerse de él, y en parte para vivir indirectamente sus propias ambiciones. Cuando finalmente Silverio decide irse, su amigo "El Alacrán" (Salvador Sánchez) le ayuda a trazar un plan para llegar hasta los cayos de Florida en una balsa, y hacerse pasar por un migrante cubano para poder entrar y quedarse en los Estados Unidos. Pero la balsa hechiza de Silverio pierde el rumbo en una tormenta. Cuando Silverio al fin llega a tierra firme, el propósito de su aventura cambiará radicalmente, y éste autodenominado "breve hombre" se verá obligado a improvisar una nueva vida como el famoso migrante que se fue al sur en vez de al norte.


    Alamo Drafthouse Village

    2700 West Anderson
    Austin, TX 78757

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    Admission Info:

    $10 Regular Admission / $8 Members


    General Day and Time Info:

    4 PM


    Phone: 5125350765


    Accessibility Info:

    English Subtitles


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