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Run Time: 83 minutes
The ongoing drug war in Mexico has resulted in an unknown number of children left orphaned and homeless, fending for themselves on the streets of abandoned neighborhoods. TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a captivating modern-day fairy tale that follows five of these orphans as they struggle to survive in a world full of violence and death. When one of the children, Estrella, is granted three wishes, the line between reality and fantasy blurs dramatically. As dark and mysterious events unfold, it becomes uncertain whether these wishes are a blessing or a terrifying curse. In their quest for the truth, Estrella and her friends face a variety of dangers, including ghosts, tigers, drug cartels, and a cell phone with a grim secret. Fused with horror, magic, and folklore, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a hauntingly imaginative cinematic experience that will stay with you long after you leave the theater. (In Spanish with subtitles) —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Cinema en Español
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Issa López is a film director, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Mexico City. She holds a B.A. in film directing and screenwriting from Mexico’s National University, and she completed a two-year graduate program created by Televisa, the largest broadcasting network in the Spanish-speaking world. She has since written and directed many TV shows at Televisa.
Efectos secundarios (2006), Casi Divas (2008), TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (2017)
Marco Polo Constansde
Juan José Saravia
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Tenoch Huerta, Ianis Guerrero