2008. USA/Mexico. David Redmon, Ashley Sabin. 72 min.
Friday, November 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2008. USA/Mexico. Directed by David Redmon, Ashley Sabin. What happens to young Mexicans who seek out a future in the border towns of northern Mexico rather than immigrating to the United States? Intimidad is a personal portrait of how globalization affects the daily lives of these individuals, as told through the eyes of young newlyweds Cecy and Camilo. Living in the border town of Reynosa, they work long hours at several maquiladoras (factories) to eke out a meager existence. Conditions are tough, but they hold onto their dream of one day buying land and building their dream home. Returning to their rural hometown of Santa Maria Puebla to reunite with their daughter, who is staying with relatives, sparks a dilemma that alters their lives. The filmmakers—who were recently featured in Texas Monthly as the next great Texas directors—shot the documentary over the course of five years, using digital, Super 8, and 16mm film stock and intimate shooting styles from multiple points of view, and these various approaches give the film a unique, dreamlike visual structure. In English, Spanish; English subtitles. 72 min.