Cine Latino: Panamerican Machinery


The Main 5 Thu, Nov 17, 2016 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Maquinaria Panamericana
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Tags:Dark Comedy
Release Year:2016
Runtime:86 min
Festivals & Awards:MEZCAL Award: Best Mexican Film & FIPRESCI Prize: Best Film - Guadalajara International Film Festiva
Print Source:Luxbox Films
Director:Joaquín del Paso
Producer:Amondo Films America
Black María
Cinematographer:Fredrik Olsson
Screenwriter:Joaquín Del Paso
Lucy Pawlak
Editor:Raúl Barreras
Composer:Santiago Arroyo
Principal Cast:Javier Zaragoza
Ramiro Orozco
Irene Ramirez
Edmundo Mosqueira
Delfino López
Cecilia Garcia
Cesar Panini
Javier Camacho


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Screening with short film Un Latino en MN: Edgar Galvan.

Aged Don Alejandro’s (Rafael Velez) Panamerican Machinery is a company whose ship has long set sail. Once a powerhouse in the manufacture of industrial machinery for a developing hemisphere, the ailing behemoth has withered to a grim space run by a crew of tired employees going through their daily motions. But when the company patriarch unexpectedly dies, the staff is suddenly rallied by accountant/company motivational guru Jesus Carlos (Javier Zaragoza) to keep the operation running at all costs: sealing itself off from the outside world and suspending time in order to bring the debilitated company back to life. Soon the strain of maintaining an ad hoc society explodes as true selves are revealed, petty grievances erupt and long buried secrets emerge in this funny, savage and unforgettable Mexican satire.

Winner of the Mezcal Award for Best Mexican Film at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the debut feature from writer/director Joaquin del Paso pays homage to the classic social satires of the 1970s though with a distinctly modern twist. Specific enough to openly call out the machinations of a deeply dysfunctional Mexican political structure yet universal enough to be anywhere that industrialization has yet to keep its promise, PANAMERICAN MACHINERY takes aim at all the right targets to devastating effect.

Título: Maquinaria Panamericana

Lo difícil de mantener una sociedad ad hoc se hace obvio en esta salvajemente cómica e inolvidable sátira Mexicana. La fábrica que una vez fuera una vibrante manufactura, hoy es un mastodonte enfermo, un triste vejestorio sostenido por un grupo de cansados empleados. Pero cuando el patriarca de la empresa muere inesperadamente, el contador y sostén espiritual de la empresa, Juan Carlos, alienta al personal para mantener la fabrica funcionando a cualquier costo.


"Achieves a poise and a peacefulness which is not much in evidence elsewhere."- The Hollywood Reporter


Screening with Short Film

Un Latino en MN: Edgar Galvan
2016 | 5 min | Documentary | Producer: MLatino Media