Monday, May 3, 2010

"Sin Nombre" at the Garland, Part of the SFCC International Film Festival

Last Tuesday, the SFCC International Film Festival screened the incredible "Fremde Haut" (2005) at the Garland Theater. This week's festival selection is "Sin Nombre" (2009).

We're going to steal a description of the film from the Inlander (incidentally, written by the same FAVES member writing this blog entry):

This gritty crime thriller from Mexico follows Casper, a former Central American street gang member on the run from his former gang, and Sayra, a Honduran refugee, as they attempt to ride northbound trains to the United States. Squatting in train cars and hiding from authorities, they endure an arduous journey for a chance at a new life. The film won Best Cinematography and Best Director at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
(Read the whole story at the Inlander)

The film was written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, who researched for the film by traveling with immigrants on their way northward. Check out a great interview with Cary Fukunaga from "Review Fix. Deigo Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal of "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "Motorcycle Diaries" fame acted as executive producers on the film.

Watch the trailer:

"Sin Nomre" (2009) -- $3.50/ticket
May 4th, at 7:25 pm at the Garland Theatre (924 W. Garland).

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