CineMÁS: Horror | Tigers Are Not Afraid



7:30 to 9 p.m., Nov. 1, 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 1: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Hailed by Stephen King as a “terrific film, both tough and touching,” Tigers Are Not Afraid is a haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars. The film follows a group of children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that orphaned them. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget. (Dir. by Issa López, 2017, Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles, 83 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.

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