New restoration! One night only!
Arturo Ripstein may be the most accomplished Mexican filmmaker since Spaniard Luis Buñuel took up residence there in the 1950s—to take nothing away from the current crop of Cuarón, del Toro, Iñárritu and Reygadas. Made in 1965 at the mind-blowing age of twenty-one, the still-prolific Ripstein’s incredible first feature follows caballero Juan Sáyago’s return to his hometown after an eighteen year sentence served for a killing he committed in self-defense. Immediately he is warned that he needs to leave with the murdered man’s sons craving revenge. Featuring fleet camerawork, this classic Mexican neo-western was the first realized screenplay by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes (whose dialogue “Mexicanized” the film). The very rarely screened Time to Die is being presented in a brand-new digital restoration from the original film negative.
Director Arturo Ripstein | 1966 | In Spanish with English subtitles | 90 minutes | NR | DCP