Mexico, 2002, 106 min, DCP, Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, Rated R, In Spanish with English subtitles, IFC Films

Y Tu Mamá También

Saturday, 5/6 & Sunday 5/7

“Easily one of the sexiest and funniest films about class struggle ever made.” –Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly

“Road movies don't come hotter than Y Tu Mamá También.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Roma) had his breakout hit with this Mexican box-office smash that sparked controversy for its frank depiction of drug use and sexual exploration. With their respective girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Gael García Bernal) and his upper-class friend Tenoch (Diego Luna) are looking forward to a summer full of drink, drugs, and cheap meaningless sex. During a wedding, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú) — the 28-year-old wife of Tenoch’s scholarly cousin — and try to convince her to go on a road trip to Heaven’s Mouth, a made-up beach paradise the two claim is on the Oaxacan coast. To their surprise, Luisa — who is looking to escape her troubled life for a spell — agrees to go along. Two days into the trip, tension starts to build between the two friends: Luisa has had sex with each, and now both lads are not-so-quietly vying for her affection. Soon simmering jealousies boil over into savage arguments, threatening to completely destroy their friendship.

Join us for a journey into the minds of some of the most legendary contemporary filmmakers from Mexico, as we bring you the early films of the "Three Amigos" of cinema. Experience Alejandro González Iñárritu's searing emotional drama Amores Perros. Ride along on Alfonso Cuarón's wild road trip adventure Y Tu Mamá También. Enter the eerie worlds of Guillermo del Toro's visionary fairy tale Pan's Labyrinth and its terrifying spiritual predecessor The Devil's Backbone.

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