The highly celebrated Cinema Tuesdays at Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán is coming back around next week as they will be presenting an advanced screening of Rudo y Cursi starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. The two actors from Y Tu Mama Tambien are brought together once again in this film directed by Carlos Cuaron, who will be in attendance next Tuesday to field questions and as usual, surprises are promised. And when they say there will be surprises, they really mean it at Cinema Tuesdays. I was at last month’s screening of the Michel Gondry dvd and there was indeed surprises galore.
Here is an excerpt about the movie itself: “Beto (Diego Luna) and Tato (Gael García Bernal) Verdusco are brothers who work at a banana plantation and also play soccer for the village team. Nicknamed “Tough” because of his personality and football style, Beto dreams of becoming a professional soccer player; Tato’s dream is the be a famous singer, and both share the dream of building a house for their mother, Elvira (Dolores Herdia). They have a change in luck when Bauta, a soccer talent scout discovers them accidentally. Tato is the first to move to the big city where he becomes the star goal scorer for the prestigious Deportivo Amaranto (Amaranto Club). His baroque playing style earns him the name of “Corny”. Although Beto feels he has been betrayed and left behind, he soon travels to Mexico City to become the goalkeeper for the Atlético Nopaleros (Nopaleros Team). At the peak of glory, they forget all animosity, although it does not last long. At the very real possibility of fulfilling all of their dreams, the siblings must face an innate rivalry as well as their own demons and limitations. Beto is a gambler and allows his addiction to drag him down; Tato is unable to recognize his true talents and squanders every opportunity by pursuing a false idea of celebrity and status. The dream seems to slip through their fingers. And it is at their worst moment that the brothers find forgiveness trying to help each other while casting headlong towards their individual destiny. Rudo y Cursi will be released in theaters on May 8th by Sony Pictures Classics.”
Los Angeles Advance Screening Tuesday, May 5, 2009
7PM: Pre-screening reception with special surprises and cocktails by Belvedere Vodka.
8PM: Screening plus Q&A with director Carlos Cuarón.