Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA comes to The Frida – along with four of his classics!

This January, we are celebrating our two-week run of director Alfonso Cuarón’s critically-acclaimed drama Roma with a retrospective of four of his classic films: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of MenY Tu Mamá También, and Gravity! 

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Saturday, January 5th – 11am, 2pm, 5pm

Sunday, January 6th – 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm

Shot in shadow and silver gradation to cast a darker and foreboding visual experience, 2004’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione during their third year at Hogwarts. As their studies begin to delve into serious subjects, the escaped serial killer Sirius Black, who is believed to have selected Harry as his next target, poses a major threat to the gifted young wizardry student and his friends. Cuarón brews a frightening fantasy film that helped move the series away from its family-friendly predecessors into more dangerous territory. Argued by some to be the best film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a new classic with plenty of thrills, laughs, and breathtaking adventure for dreamers of all ages.

Children of Men
Monday, January 14th – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

Tuesday, January 15th – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

Making full use of his mastery of cinematography and editing to place the viewer in a chaotic world gone mad, Cuarón’s acclaimed 2006 sci-fi masterpiece takes place in 2027 London, a not-so-distant future where the planet has been hit with a crisis that spells certain extension for humanity – a sudden worldwide infertility.  When Theo (Clive Owen), a former resistance fighter who lives his life mourning those he lost as the world lost its humanity, is contacted by his former lover and still-active revolutionary Julian (Julianne Moore), he reluctantly agrees to see her – and stumbles upon a secret that may hold the key to the human race’s survival.

Y Tu Mamá También
Monday, January 21 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Tuesday, January 22 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

Winner of over 35 intentional film awards, and an Academy Award nominee Best Foreign Language Film, Cuarón’s funny, touching, steamy, and remarkably intelligent 2001 road trip comedy/drama finds teenage boys Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) dealing with the raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into adulthood that comes with being seventeen. Over the course of a summer, the two best friends embark on a carefree cross-country escapade with older woman Luisa (Maribel Verdú), who they are both attracted to – and who has a secret motivation of her own.  Along the way, the trio find new and challenging connections with each other, themselves, and the changing face of Mexico around them. 
Rated NC17 – no one under 17 admitted.

Monday, January 28 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Tuesday, January 29 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

2013’s Gravity won Alfonso Cuaron his first Oscar for directing, as well as the first of three consecutive Oscars to legendary cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.   In this thrilling and visually mind-blowing sci-fi epic, space engineer Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who is commanding his last flight before retiring.  The seemingly mundane mission takes a turn for the worst after a storm of debris destroys the shuttle and leaves the two of them marooned in space with no contact to control center, a depleting supply of oxygen, and little hope for survival.