Oxnard Film Society Screens “Temblores” on Monday, January 27, 2020


Monday Night Foreign Film Series
Two Screenings – 3:30pm and 6:30pm
“The second feature from Ixcanul writer/director (and Berlin Silver Bear winner) Jayro Bustamante offers a thoughtful, emotionally-charged exploration of a devoutly religious family man torn apart by the revelation of his love for another man.” – Screen
2020 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film – Official Selection of Guatelmala
Jan 27 – Temblores (Tremors)
2019 Guatemala 1hr 47min
Drama NR (for language, some violence and sexual content)
In Spanish with English Subtitles
2020 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film – Official Selection of Guatemala
In this deeply personal followup to his landmark debut Ixcanul, Jayro Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala City but once again set his sights on an individual caught between two seeming irreconcilable worlds.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost.
“There are any number of movies about gay men trying to liberate themselves from the long shadow of heteronormative oppression…but few have been told with the extraordinary nuance or compassion of Jayro Bustamante’s “Tremors.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire
Fresh and Fabulous is open for your dining pleasure until 6:30pm


Feb 3 – Varda by Agnes
2019 France 1hr 55min
Documentary NR
In French with English Subtitles
The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography, and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.
“This is a wonderful movie — one of my favorites of the year… Even if you haven’t seen any of her movies, it’s like meeting an old friend.” – Peter Rainer, FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)
George J. Sandoval, Executive Director
Oxnard Film Society | PO Box 606Oxnard, CA 93032


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