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Ir al teatro: lo que necesitan los que prometen acabar con la violencia contra las mujeres. El fenómeno de la escena teatral en el Norte de México

Podría decirse que una de las promesas que más se escucharon en las campañas políticas en México en este 2018 fue la de acabar con la violencia contra las mujeres. Los partidos y candidatos hablaron enfáticamente de ser ellos la solución para “erradicar” y “dar combate frontal” a uno de

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Review: Signature Move

There is something special about sitting inside the Texas State History Museum and watching two women, one Mexican-American and one Pakistani-American, fall in love. Even with the giant Texas star hanging above the screen, it’s nice to get lost in a film set around Chicago’s lesbian lucha libre scene. It’s

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AFF Review- Santoalla

The documentary film Santoalla builds suspense, as soon as it begins by revealing a series of mysteries that have shaped this small town in northwestern Spain. From the distance, Santoalla blends into the strikingly beautiful forest-covered hills surrounding it. Close-up, the town appears to be abandoned, with houses in various

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AFF Review- 11:55

There are no parades in 11:55. US Marine Nelson Sanchez isn’t given the key to the city or free tickets to a football game. Even his welcome party is interrupted by the news that the dangers he had tried to get away from by enlisting have been waiting for his arrival. This

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AFF Review: Desierto

I have never felt more tense in a movie theater than during the Austin Film Festival’s screening of Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto. It wasn’t just the pain of watching an unbalanced, border-patrolling vigilante hunt down immigrants, though the brutal violence in the film made sure that no death was glossed over. What made we

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