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Saturday, April 4, 6:00pm

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18

Comedy Drama

Mexico, 2019, 1 hr 28mins

Producers: Eamon O’Farrill, Mónica Lozano, Carlos Meza Yázpik, José María Yázpik

Director: José Maria Yázpίk

Writers: Alejandro Ricaño, José Maria Yázpίk

Cinematographer: Tonatiuh Martίnez Valdez

Editor: Miguel Schverfinger 

Cast: José María Yázpik, Mariana Treviño, Adrián Vázquez, Carlos Valencia, Guillermo Nava, Irineo Álvarez, Manuel Poncelis, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Olalla

In Spanish with English subtitles


Set in 1982 in the Baja Peninsula, the directorial debut by renowned actor José María Yazpik (NarcosI’m So Excited) tells the story of El Chato, a man who had left his idyllic and remote hometown of San Ignacio in hopes of becoming a Hollywood star. Ten years later, a shipment of cocaine is mistakenly dumped in the village. The Tijuana mafia enlists El Chato to retrieve the supply; if he doesn’t, the entire community will be in danger. Upon his return home, he is faced with the possibility of reuniting with his family, and the love of his life, and the son he didn’t know he had. With an impressive ensemble cast featuring Mariana Treviño, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio, and the director himself, Polvo is a potent and finely-written comedy offering a clever twist on the narco narratives of recent Mexican cinema. 



Official Selection, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019

Winner, Best Actress in a Mexican Film, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019

Tucson Cine Mexico tickets are always free. Please note that when you reserve a ticket, it does not guarantee a seat. Seats will be allocated to ticket holders on a first-come, first served basis. It's not necessary to get a ticket but note that non ticket holders will be seated after ticket holders. 

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