Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 pm–9:20 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-04-26 20:00:00 2019-04-26 21:20:00 Mamacita 04/26/2019 - 20:00 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by José Pablo (Mexico, 2018, 75 min.). Digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

When José Pablo went abroad to study film, his grandmother, whom everyone calls “Mamacita,” made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. With this documentary, he delivers on that promise. Mamacita is an extravagant, elderly beauty queen living in her own kingdom in the company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper, and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper-class family behind its stone walls. In exploring his grandmother’s fascinating life, Pablo exhumes the tortured spirits of his family’s past.

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Co-presented with the Boston Latino International Film Festival.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

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