Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman


Film runs
Sat, Jul 20
Sun, Jul 21

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman
Traiganme la cabeza de la mujer metralleta | Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, 2013
Chile | Spanish with English subtitles | 75 minutes

New York Premiere! Unfortunately, the filmmaker will no longer be in person for a Q&A at this film.

An unusual genre in Latin American cinema: the action movie. This exuberant and hilarious tribute to Peckinpah’s similarly titled 1974 film is also a Western, but with a video game aesthetic and structure. A naïve and nerdy DJ who lives with his mother in Santiago and spends his days on his Playstation gets into trouble with a dangerous Argentine gangster. In order to save his own life, the DJ must undertake the mission to capture the untamable female mercenary Machine Gun Woman, dead or alive. The film is structured according to the missions he must accomplish on his way to finding the woman, as he is chased around by paid assassins and witnesses bloody acts. 

Series: Latinbeat 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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