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Mexican Film

Our Best of VLAFF series returns to The Cinematheque on Tuesday, April 15th! We are very happy to present once again, Ciclo, the Audience Favourite at VLAFF 2013. Ciclo documents the story of brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez, who in 1956 cycled from their hometown in Mexico to Toronto. The film catches up with the brothers, now in their 70s, as they retrace their epic journey.

Ciclo Mexico, 2012 Duration: 01:33 English and Spanish with English subtitles

Director/Screenwriter/Editor: Andrea Martínez Crowther Producers: Ozcar Ramírez González, Andrea Martínez Crowther Cinematographer: Carlos Arango de Montis Sound: Enrique Ojeda Sound Design: Federico Schmucler Music: Yann Tiersen Principal Cast: Arturo Martínez McNaught, Gustavo Martínez McNaught

Ciclo was named Audience Favourite at VLAFF 2013.

Pachuca, 1956. Brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez leave their hometown in central Mexico with the desire to cross the continent on bicycles. Eighty-two days and 5,600 km later, they arrive in Toronto, not knowing that this journey will change the entire route of their lives. Ever since director Andrea Martínez Crowther can remember, stories of her father and uncle’s trip have formed part of her family’s folklore. Over half a century later, Arturo and Gustavo - now in their 70s - retrace that epic path, in an exploration of memory, the cycles of life and the unavoidable passage of time.

When I was a little girl, I thought it was pretty normal to have a Dad who had travelled from Mexico to Canada on bicycle. Doesn’t everyone have one of those??? Andrea Martínez Crowther, interviewed by François Levesque, Apartment613    

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  • Maureen

    Story line was very touching. Unfortunately, a lot of camera shake going on.

    April 16, 2014

  • Maureen

    Do we buy our own ticket at the theater

    April 15, 2014

    • Gail

      Yes, that is what i am planning to do.

      April 15, 2014

  • Gail

    Would some of you like to meet prior to the film for a bite to eat? I could try to reserve a table at The Mexican - maybe for 5:30. Or does someone have another place that may work.

    Please respond by using the 'reply' on this message.

    April 10, 2014

    • Gail

      Hola Travis - Juanita y yo vamos a encontrar contigo a The Mexican - 1049 Granville St. a las 5:30

      April 15, 2014

  • Pauline H.

    For anyone who I might have mislead on Sunday, this film is at the Cinemateque and not Vancity.

    April 15, 2014

  • sari f.

    I am sorry I HAVE to go to Bellingham tomorrow, and probably cannot be back in time. Look forward to next meetup.

    April 14, 2014

  • sari f.

    cannot do dinner. but will be at film

    April 11, 2014

  • Jayne

    Sure, I would.

    April 10, 2014

  • Joy

    Unfortunately, I'm not able to attend. Enjoy!

    April 4, 2014

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