Cine Latino: Help Me Make it Through the Night
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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:Ayúdame a pasar la noche
Guest Attending:Yes
Program:Cine Latino
Focus: Mexico
Bright New Voices
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min
Country:Mexico
Language:Spanish
Print Source:Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica MX
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ebE_mo7__U
Cast/Crew
Director:José Ramón Chávez Delgado
Cinematographer:Pamela Albarrán
Screenwriter:Claudia Sainte-Luce
Editor:Pedro Gómez García
Composer:Daniel Hidalgo Valdés
Principal Cast:Hernán Mendoza
Elena de Haro
Diego Calva
Luis Amaya
Fernanda Echevarría del Rivero
Armando Espitia
Monica Dionne
Mateo Loza
Description

Director José Ramón Chávez Delgado and Short Film Director Sofía Carrillo Attending!

<< Return to All Films | Sinopsis en Español | Screening with short film "Black Doll"

Over the course of three days within the comfortable suburbs of Mexico City, a typical middle-class family suddenly finds itself pushed to its breaking point: mother Paty spends her days—and the family’s dwindling savings—at a local casino as father Rodrigo reaches his wits’ end, planning a new life as a single father while reliving his adolescence alongside a curious new friend. Their adult son Luis is eagerly planning a wedding to his fiancée Natalia, who clearly has other plans; and youngest son Carlos secretly skims money off of his family members in an ambitious plan to bring them back together. Yet none are prepared for the changes their lives are about to take in this lively and powerful debut feature from director José Ramón Chávez Delgado.

Moving to the rhythms of everyday life and filled with memorable performances, Help Me Make It Through the Night follows the triumphs and failures of Mexico’s struggling middle-class with insight and honesty while heralding the arrival a major new filmmaking talent.

En el curso de tres días dentro de un acomodado barrio de la ciudad de México, una típica familia de clase media de pronto llega a su punto de ruptura: Paty, la madre, malgasta sus días y los menguantes ahorros de la familia en el casino local, mientras que Rodrigo, el padre, pierde la paciencia y planea una nueva vida de padre soltero mientras revive su adolescencia en compañía de un curioso nuevo amigo. Luis, el hijo adulto, planea afanosamente la boda con Natalia, su prometida, quien claramente tiene otros planes; y el hijo menor, Carlos, secretamente roba dinero a sus familiares poco a poco en un ambicioso plan para volver a reunir la familia. Sin embargo ninguno de ellos está preparado para los cambios que se avecinan en este vivaz e impactante debut del director José Ramón Chávez Delgado.

Al ritmo de la vida diaria y lleno de memorables actuaciones, Ayúdame a pasar la noche relata con inteligencia y honestidad los triunfos y fracasos de la golpeada clase media Mexicana, anunciando el arribo de un gran nuevo talento cinematográfico.


Screening with Short Film:

Black Doll (Prita Noire)

Director: Sofía Carrillo
2011 | Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles | 8 min

SYNOPSIS: A creepy tale of two sisters bonded and bound by the ties that bind: co-dependence, separation anxiety and routine.


Director's Biography

José Ramón begins his career collaborating with the television and radio department of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí in 1998.  In 2000 he begins his studies at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, specializing in film direction. His graduation film is the short film De fut, that was screened at several international and national film festivals.

Professionally José Ramón works as a director and assistant director for cinema, television and publicity projects, collaborating with filmmakers such as Carlos Bolado, Julio Hernández Cordón, Maryse Sistach, José Buil and Jorge Michel Grau. Help Me Make it Through the Night is his first feature film. He is currently developing his second feature film.


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