9 Mexican directors come together to narrate traditions and more brutal, ruthless and bizarre legends of our country. Mexico Barbaro shows the world stories that are part of our popular culture, from sweet stories told by our grandmothers, the tooth fairy, witchcraft, the story behind the weeping woman, sexy Devil' servers, a pagan hero, the burnt woman, up to ancestral culinary bloody rites. Traditions and legends that today continue to cause terror among Mexican people. Included shorts: **Paidós Phobos** (Paidos Phobos) **Potzonalli** (Potzonalli) **Bolas De Fuego** (Fireballs) **Exodoncia** (Exodontia) **Vitriol** (Vitriol) **Dirección** **La Leyenda de Juan Soldado** (Juan the Soldier) "No Te Duermas" (Do not sleep) **Ya Es Hora** (It's About time).
Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation s culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices, and of course the Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is horrifying.
Using text from Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes and ancient Aztec and Mayan poetry, narrators Martin Sheen (in English) and Enrique Rocha (in Spanish) lead viewers on a visual journey through this country's rich and varied past and present. Stunning Giant Screen images and a dramatic musical score by Daniel Valdez create a vivid, insightful portrait of the Mexican people and their culture.
Mexican love stories follow a dying man, a bullfighter's sister (Cyd Charisse) and lovers (Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli) from feuding villages.
Oswald's rooster fights Pete's rooster in a brawl south of the border.
"In Mexico, experimental filmmakers Hoolboom and Steve Sanguedolce set out to dissect the travel bug. Hoolboom's deadpan, incisive voice-over offers the viewer the air-tight experience of a Third World holiday, while images from an archaeological museum to a bullfight to an auto factory establish the dual contexts of tourism and Free Trade." (Toronto International Festival Catalogue)
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn't know about her sister's job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco (Acosta), her pimp. Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes, so she steals the money when he's sleeping.
¡Qué viva México! was a film project undertaken in 1931-32 by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein for American socialist author Upton Sinclair and several investors, which Eisenstein eventually conceived as an episodic portrayal of Mexican culture and politics from pre-Conquest civilization to the Mexican revolution. Over 200,000 feet of silent film were shot before production had to be stopped due to exhaustion of finances and Stalin's demands that Eisenstein return to the USSR. This is one of several attempts to make a feature film out of the existing footage, here according to Eisenstein's skeletal outline and under the supervision of Gregori Alexandrov, Eisenstein's long-time collaborator, including on this project.
This is a documentary about the mexican presidential election in july 2th 2006, in which the left candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, accused fraud against him and the people. This is the story of their fight for democracy.
Forced to give up his land and home, Texas rancher Red Bovie isn't about to retire quietly in a dismal trailer park. Instead he hops in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze. It’s just another night in Old Mexico.
From Diego Luna and Alejandro Fernandez, to Carla Morrison and Chavela Vargas, Duncan Bridgeman weaves a cinematic tapestry composed of original songs and insights from the most iconic artists and performers of contemporary Mexico. With striking visuals, the movie captures the rich diversity of Mexican geography, art, music, and culture. It is a rare look at the country's real identity, and an unparalleled celebration of what it truly means to be "Hecho en Mexico."
When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American Ambassador, her plight is only met with indifference and inaction from the authorities. As the story unfolds, Mitch is forced to look for help in the least likely places as she races against time in a dangerous quest to find answers and locate her brother.
All-American singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely went below the border in this musical Western from the assembly line at Monogram, performing such ditties as Adios Mariquita Linda, Rose of the Rancho, the inevitable La Cucaracha, and his own title tune. As always, Jimmy Wakely plays himself, this time heading for Don Roberto Lopez's (Julian Rivero) ranch to track down a missing gold shipment.
It's the year 2000. Finally, Mexico has entered the 21st century. Now everything works as planned.
Librado, an unemployed man, lives in a crowded small house with numerous children and relatives, is beaten for stealing a car antenna. His godmother and her children try to settle in his place. She then is arrested at a supermarket for stealing, however, she offers herself and volunteers a friend of hers for sex to the policemen so she can be released. She is a maid of an employee who acts subservient to his boss, a mid-level government employee at once servile who delivers speeches on sexuality in educational texts and then discusses the matter with his brother, a corrupt inspector.
An exciting inside look at the stars of Lucha Libre, Mexico's distinctly colorful brand of professional wrestling, where flesh and blood Superheroes have performed for generations of fans. With unprecedented access to some of the top Luchadores in the world, LUCHA MEXICO goes behind the mysterious mask to explore one of the most cherished traditions of Mexican culture.
A dramatization of John Reed's newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.
The Falcon (Tom Conway) travels to Mexico where he gets involved with murder and a mysterious painting.
A friend of Fred's, Alejo Otero, invites the Scooby gang to Veracruz, Mexico. There they find a monster, El Chupacabra, terrorizing the town.
Mexico is a Canadian documentary television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1966.
A Corazón Abierto is a Colombian television series based on ABC's hit show Grey's Anatomy, written and supervised by Colombian writer Fernando Gaitan better known for creating hit telenovelas like Yo soy Betty, la fea, Café con Aroma de Mujer, and Hasta que la Plata nos Separe. Initially conceived as a weekly series, the story was modified to be aired 5 episodes a week in a telenovela format, that is why several changes have been made into the story. The series began airing in the United States weeknights at 7pm on Telemundo on May 17, 2010.
An intricate look at the creation process of three Mexican art forms.
Inspired by a road trip that he made in the 1970's, the UK chef documents the food and culture from San Francisco in California down to Oaxaca in Mexico.
La Voz... México is a reality show and singing competition based on the format of The Voice originated in the Netherlands and part of the international franchise The Voice created by television producer John de Mol. Mexico is the first Spanish-speaking country to adapt this format and the first among 6 globally. The show began its first season on September 11, 2011, under the production of Televisa executive producer Miguel Angel Fox. The series' first episode scored a rating of 28.2/47.1, surpassing Spanish-language TV series La Academias rating of 9.6/17. The second season began on September 9, 2012 as scheduled, though was slightly delayed before the airing of its final episode due to the death of judge Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Iturbide, Nuevo León on December 9, 2012, dedicating an entire episode as a tribute to the late singer.
The diverse peoples, wildlife, landscape and culture of Mexico are explored by focusing on three distinct worlds, great mountain ranges, tropical forests and scorching deserts.
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico is the sixth of a series of direct-to-video animated films based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on September 30, 2003, and it was produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
Big Brother México is a reality television series based on the international Big Brother format produced in the Netherlands by Endemol. Big Brother México was launched by Televisa in 2002. Before its debut, the idea of being watched twenty-four hours a day by a camera was shocking to some in Mexican society. The series was successful, and it was followed by a special edition called Big Brother VIP with Mexican celebrities from show business and even politics. Congressman Jorge Kahwagi, minority whip of the Mexican Green Party in the Chamber of Deputees of Mexico's Congress, shocked and angered many people in Mexico when he asked to be excused from his post in Congress to be sequestered for months inside the Big Brother House. Critics among colleagues and the general public accused him of dereliction of duty, discrediting his office, and seeking personal gain. During the show, late-night variety-show host, comedian, and producer Adal Ramones, also from Televisa, made a send-up of Big Brother which he called "El Gran Carnal" or "Big Bro" in Mexican slang. In December 2009, it was announced that there would be an "Allstars" version of Big Brother Mexico and that if it favors well with ratings, a possible fourth season will likely follow.
The MTV Movie Awards Mexico is an awards show which were established in 2003. The show is based on the US MTV Movie Awards format celebrating local film and actors.
Mexico: One Plate at a Time is a television series starring chef Rick Bayless and, on occasional episodes, his daughter Lanie Bayless. The show, currently broadcasting its eighth season, is distributed to public television stations by WTTW and also airs on PBS's Create channel, with reruns on ABC's Live Well Network digital subchannel.
Mexico's Next Top Model, sometimes abbreviated as MxNTM, is a Mexican reality television series, based on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model. It is the second franchise in Latin America after Brazil's Next Top Model, and like the latter, the Mexican version is broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television. The series features a group of young women who would be competing for the title of "Mexico's Next Top Model" and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry.
Mexico's Next Top Model, Cycle 4 is a reality show which was hosted by model and celebrity Jaydy Michel, and aimed to find the next top Mexican fashion model. The series was based on the reality TV series America's Next Top Model, which is hosted by Tyra Banks. Previous head judge and host Elsa Benítez was replaced by Jaydy Michel for the fourth season. The prizes for this season have not been revealed to the public. The season began to air on television on August 19, 2013.