Yalitza Aparicio will receive the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG at this event instead of at the Tuesday tribute.
Festival passholders will have priority entrance before general admission.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA
Roma (Q&A with Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio) FREE ADMISSION
Lobero Theatre presented by Mirai
Q&A with Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio
A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, ROMA follows a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García), also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia (Marina de Tavira), copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators. Filmed in luminous black and white, ROMA is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Written by Alfonso Cuarón
Starring Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño, Daniel Valtierra
Country: Mexico, USA
In retrospective of Alfonso Cuarón we will be screening the following films (regular ticket policy applies):
Y Tu Mamá También
Thursday, January 31 - 8:10am @ Metro Theatre Aud #2
Children of Men
Thursday, January 31 - 10:20am @ Fiesta Theatre Aud #4
Gravity in 3D
Thursday, January 31 - 1:00pm @ Fiesta Theatre Aud #3