Over the past couple months, the New York–based Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Diaz — whose twenty-minute short Toñita’s, co-directed with Beyza Boyacioglu, played in the 2014 edition of MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight — has been curating an exciting series at the Maysles Cinema. Entitled “Proyector,” the program aims to provide exposure to contemporary, form-driven Mexican works that obscure the line between fiction and non-. Following on the heels of the first two “Proyector” screenings (Michel Lipkes’s Malaventura and Gerardo Barroso and Lisa Tillinger’s Calle López), Bulmaro Osornio’s Mosca follows a widower balancing his job as a night-shift cabbie with his responsibility as the father of two girls. The post-screening Q&A includes not only Osornio, but also Oscar Torres (a/k/a Mosca) and Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, a gypsy-cab driver, poet, and playwright.
Thu., May 7, 7:30 p.m., 2015