CineMÁS: Horror | Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras)



7 to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 2023

The Loft Cinema, the University of Arizona’s Center for Latin American Studies, and Cinema Tropical are proud to announce the special film series “CineMÁS: Horror,” taking place on November 1 and 4 at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona; and programmed by Orquídea Morales.

The recent success of some Latin American horror films such as Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona and Michelle Garza Cervera’s Huesera: The Bone Woman, have shed a light on the untapped and rich tradition of genre cinema in the region. The special series ‘CineMÁS: Horror’ celebrates Latin American horror cinema with three wonderful titles from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, which masterfully weave terrifying genre conventions with local traditions, histories, and folklore to become larger national and political allegories.

November 4: Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras)

Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary. Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans. With powerful visuals and impeccable cinematography, Good Manners is Disney meets Jacques Tourneur, an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other, and a poignant class and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society. ( Juliana Rojas & Marcos Dutra, 2017, Brazil/France, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 135 mins., Not Rated).

CineMÁS: Horror is the inaugural series of the larger initiative CineMÁS, presented by The Loft Cinema, the UA Center for Latin American Studies and Cinema Tropical to promote Latin American cinema in Tucson, and foster local audiences for its exhibition.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.