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La Última Película

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Friday 6/13
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dirs. Raya Martin, Mark Peranson, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Philippines, 2013, DCP, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 88 min.

Filmmaker (Alex Ross Perry), along with his local guide (Gabino Rodríguez), traverses the Yucatán in the days leading up to the “end of the world” with the idea of making his last movie. They look at possible locations, journeying to Chichen Itza on December 21, encountering a surrealistic gathering of New Agers and Mayan mystics. They meet a local TV reporter (Iazua Larios), who the filmmaker casts in his psychadelic Western. After the film is shot, the misunderstood and egomaniacal filmmaker decides to remain in Mexico, editing his masterpiece, forever.

An experimental, romantic comedy that relates the end of cinema with the end of the world, La última película attempts to reimagine the atmosphere and the excitement of the heyday of American independent cinema, alluding to ’70s Westerns and road movies, their sense of adventure, and the experiences involved in their creation. A critical act combining fiction and documentary, it looks backwards and forwards at the same time, and creates an infinite, oneiric gesture that attempts to save cinema with one last gunshot.