2005. Mexico. Pedro González-Rubio, Carlos Armella. 87 min.
Introduced by González-Rubio
Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2005. Mexico. Directed by Pedro González-Rubio, Carlos Armella. Toro Negro delves deep into the life of Fernando Pacheco, a hapless young bullfighter who fights not in big arenas but at parties in small Mayan communities in the Yucatán Peninsula. Fernando is heartwarming and honest, but he's also an alcoholic, prone to violent outbursts and impulsive behavior. González-Rubio (director of the acclaimed Alamar) and Armella show Fernando's raw human passion and conflicts from a disturbingly intimate distance. In Spanish; English subtitles. 87 min.