Cinema Culturas
Film Festival

Celebrating contemporary Latino film, local heritage and community.

Life in Motion:
A Tribute to
Dr. Tomás Rivera

In partnership with UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


The Thin Yellow Line /
La delgada línea amarilla

Gala Night Film
2016 Ariel Nominee, Best Picture
Audience Award, Guadalajara Film Festival
Best Latin American Film, Montreal Film Festival
Directed by Celso Garcia
Produced by Guillermo de Toro, Bertha Navarro, Alejandro Springall

Five men try to paint over 200 kilometers of road before the rainy season starts.

Feature Films


The beginning of time /
El comienzo del tiempo

Antonio and Bertha are an elderly couple in their nineties who find themselves in deep trouble when pensions are suspended due to a social and financial crisis in their country.

Director: Bernardo Arellano

I promise you anarchy /
Te prometo anarquía

In a contemporary México City, two skating lovers develop their relationship at the same time as they try to carry on business with the drug mafia.

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón


The man who saw too much / El hombre que vio demasiado

Ariel Award-winning documentary about legendary Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides by Trisha Ziff.

FILM SHORTS featuring
3 variations of Ophelia / 3 variaciones de Ofelia
Director: Paulo Rique

Animated Shorts

Ariel award-winning shorts, including: