We’re fortunate to be able to screen Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s valentine to Mexico, where he grew up. It scored 96 among 45 top critics on Rotten Tomatoes, cleaned up at this year’s festivals, including a Golden Globe for Cuarón, Best Film from New York Film Critics Circle, was nominated for ten Oscars, and is the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. Roma demands to be seen on a big screen, so if you’ve already watched it on Netflix, take the opportunity to view it as it should be viewed to appreciate the magnificent cinematography (by Cuarón himself). Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.
“It’s an expansive, emotional portrait of life buffeted by violent forces, and a masterpiece.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Roma follows in the tradition of neorealist filmmakers like Vittorio De Sica and Satyajit Ray. No one else is making movies like this today.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“Roma is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, and one of the most moving.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“Roma is hypnotic and transporting and sublime, everything a movie seen on the big screen ought to be.” — Dana Stevens, Slate
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta
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