Cine Latino: No Dress Code Required
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Tue, Nov 21 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$5.00
Film Info
Original Title:Etiqueta No Rigurosa
Guest Attending:Yes
Program:Cine Latino
Focus: Mexico
Women in Film
Bright New Voices
Cine Latino Encores
Tags:Women Directors
LGBTQ
Documentary
Politics
Social Justice
Release Year:2016
Runtime:92 min
Country:Mexico
Language:Spanish
Print Source:Outsider Pictures
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPUjizclwL4
Cast/Crew
Director:Cristina Herrera Borquez
Producer:Sabrina Almandoz
Cristina Herrera Borquez
Cinematographer:Cristina Herrera Borquez
Cristina Florez Valenzuela
Screenwriter:Cristina Herrera Borquez
Editor:Javier Campos
Composer:Gustavo Pomeranec
Description

Short Film Director Sofía Carrillo Attending!

<< Return to All Films | Sinopsis en Español | Screening with short film "The Sad House"

An engrossing portrait of a fierce love unbroken by the forces of bigotry and hate, director Cristina Herrera Borquez’s rousing debut feature follows Victor and Fernando, an unassuming Baja California couple who, in 2013, unwittingly found themselves in the center of a social firestorm over their simple desire to be married. Weighing all their options, including having the ceremony performed in Mexico City (where same-sex marriage was made legal in 2010), the pair instead opted to stay in their hometown of Mexicali, whose governor and mayor defied the Mexico Supreme Court ruling, in order to fight for their most basic of rights. This set off a series of increasingly absurd roadblocks by the local government and galvanized legions of supporters and detractors alike.

Aided by a pair of committed attorneys and strengthened by backgrounds shaped by struggle and poverty, Victor and Fernando withstand a seemingly never-ending series of bizarre hurdles and bureaucratic nitpicking with grace and dignity, culminating in one of the most unexpected and emotional wedding ceremonies ever captured on film. Proving again that love trumps hate, No Dress Code Required is a rallying cry for equality, a testament to the power of ordinary people to become agents of change, and above all, an unforgettable love story that touches the heart and stirs the conscience.

Atractivo relato de un sólido amor que la intolerancia y el odio no logran romper, este apasionante largometraje debut de la directora Cristina Herrera Borquez sigue a Víctor y Fernando, una sencilla pareja de Baja California que en el 2013, sin proponérselo, se convierte en ojo de un huracán social por su simple deseo de casarse. Sopesando todas sus opciones, incluida la de tener una ceremonia en la Ciudad de México (donde el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo es legal desde el 2010) la pareja decide en cambio quedarse en su Mexicali natal, cuyo gobernador y alcalde desafiaron el fallo de la Suprema Corte de Justica de México, para luchar por sus derechos mas elementales. Esto desencadena el despliegue de una serie de obstáculos cada vez más absurdos por parte del gobierno local, y galvaniza legiones tanto de defensores como de enemigos. Con la ayuda de un par de abogados abnegados y con la fuerza dada por sus raíces en la lucha y la pobreza, Víctor y Fernando soportan con gracia y dignidad una serie aparentemente interminable de ridículos obstáculos y trámites burocráticos, que culminan en la más inesperada y emotiva ceremonia matrimonial que se haya captado en film. Demostrando nuevamente que el amor triunfa sobre el odio, Etiqueta no Rigurosa es un canto a la igualdad, un testimonio del poder de la gente común para convertirse en agentes de cambio y, sobre todo, una inolvidable historia de amor que acaricia el corazón y remueve la conciencia.


Screening with Short Film:

The Sad House (La Casa Triste)

Director: Sofía Carrillo
2013 | Mexico | 13 min

SYNOPSIS: The story of a family told through objects found in junk shops and flea market.


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