He has taken inspiration from filmmakers such as Luis Buñuel, and also influenced a whole further generation, including Alex Cox, director of the 1986 cult classic Sid and Nancy. Now in his fifth decade of filmmaking, Ripstein transforms popular genres into fearless attacks on prejudice and complacency in Mexican society. This two-part program presents his very first film (in a new digital restoration) and his most recent work from 2015.
Regular Admission: $10
Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.
Additional funding for YBCA programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead Image: Arturo Ripstein, Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2015). Image courtesy the distributor.