The Fantastic World of Juan Orol

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<i>El Fantástico mundo de Juan Orol (The Fantastic World of Juan Orol)</i>. 2012. Mexico. Directed by Sebastian del Amo
  • The Fantastic World of Juan Orol

    2012. Mexico. Sebastian del Amo. 90 min.

New York premiere. Introduction and post-screening discussion with director Sebastian del Amo
Friday, January 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
  • The Fantastic World of Juan Orol

    2012. Mexico. Directed by Sebastian del Amo. With Roberto Sosa, Gabriela de la Garza, Roger Cudney. Move over Ed Wood! Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 films. Abetted by an all-pro cast, Sosa’s brilliant interpretation of Orol’s life exudes a droll underdog charm, and almost every frame is an infectious homage to the golden age of cinema, the wiles of memory, and the art of fantasy. In Spanish; English subtitles. 90 min.

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Image: El Fantástico mundo de Juan Orol (The Fantastic World of Juan Orol). 2012. Mexico. Directed by Sebastian del Amo