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Alvaro Curiel, 2010
Mexico/Cuba | Spanish with English subtitles | 97 minutes

New York Premiere

Winner of the Audience Award at the last edition of Morelia Film Festival, Curiel´s film debut tells the hilarious story of Silveiro, a failed Mexican trade unionist from Veracruz who decides to do what no one he knows have ever been able to do:  enter the United States and live there “legally.”  His buddies help him draft the most unusual plan and after turning his old taxi cab into an improvised raft (which he names “El Acorazado Jarocho” or “The Veracruzan Battleship”) he sets sail towards Miami.

Series: Latinbeat 2011

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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