Urban Cinematheque 2019: Roma
Join Light Work UVP for the 7th annual Urban Cinematheque Arts & Culture Fair!
Presented in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and Onondaga County, Urban Cinematheque is an opportunity to explore the arts and culture offerings of CNY in downtown Syracuse with a FREE screening of the oscar-award-winning film Roma by director Alfonso Cuarón on the facade of the iconic Everson Museum.
Dozens of local arts and cultural organizations will be on hand with arts activities and information about upcoming events, exhibitions, and opportunities to get involved.
About the Film: In Mexico City's upscale Colonia Roma district, a quiet but swift change is on its way. In Roma, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón uses a large canvas to tell the story of lives that some might think small. A personal epic set in Mexico City in the early 1970s, it centers on a young indigenous woman who works as a maid for a middle-class family that’s falling apart. Cuarón uses one household on one street to open up a world, working on a panoramic scale often reserved for war stories, but with the sensibility of a personal diarist. It’s an expansive, emotional portrait of life buffeted by violent forces, and a masterpiece. Shot in black-and-white with no stars and all the dialogue in Spanish, this film is hailed by The Washington Post as a "tone-poem, shot with vivid sensory cues that pulse with equal parts delight, sensuality, and sadness."
Meet the Director: Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His work has received critical acclaim and many accolades. He has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won five, including two Best Director awards for Gravity and Roma. He is the first Latin American director to receive the award for Best Director. He has also received Academy Awards for Best Film Editing for Gravity and Best Cinematography for this year's Urban Cinematheque selection Roma. Cuarón's other notable films include the family drama A Little Princess, the erotic drama Y Tu Mamá También, the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the dystopian thriller Children of Men.
Dozens local arts & culture organizations! Food trucks! Free popcorn and lemonade!
Audience members who are able to do so are advised to bring blankets or portable chairs. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Street parking, as well as pay parking lots, are ample in the immediate area.
Charter buses leave from and return to the Schine Student Center on the Syracuse University Campus Center every 15 minutes from 7–11 p.m.