SESSION: Monday 27th January at 7:30pm



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El Mariachi

(1992, dir. Robert Rodriguez, w/ Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.453.453.453.45(IMDB rating)

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Desperado

(1995, dir. Robert Rodriguez, w/ Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin)

Desperado will start at approximately 9:17pm, and finish at approximately 11:07pm.

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.63.63.63.6(IMDB rating)