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Rodrigo Reyes'

"499"

New York, NY - Cinema Guild is releasing Rodrigo Reyes' 499 on Blu-ray and DVD. Pre book is July 1, 2022 and the street date is August 2, 2022. The film has won awards at the Tribeca Film and HotDocs Festival. Rodrigo Reyes new film is slated to premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival

Synopsis:

To reflect on the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 2021, director Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience exploring the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hérnan Cortés' epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As the anachronistic fictional character interacts with real-life victims of Mexico's failed drug wars and indigenous communities in resistance, the filmmaker portrays the country's current humanitarian crisis as part of a vicious and unfinished colonial project, still in motion, nearly five hundred years later.

Provocative, unique, and strikingly cinematic, 499 mixes non-fictional and performative elements with elements of the road movie to show how past traumas continue to affect contemporary reality. While linking these seemingly disparate histories of violence, the film confirms Reyes as one of the most potent voices in American independent cinema.

Disc Specs

499 is presented with its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 with Spanish and Nahuatl DTS-MA 5.1 on Blu-ray and Dolby Digital 2.0 sound on DVD. Optional English subtitles included

Bonus features include:

  • Audio Commentary with director Rodrigo Reyes and Cinema
  • Tropical Co-founder and Executive Director Carlos A. Gutiérrez

The Making of 499:

  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Music
  • The Conquistador
  • Behind The Scenes Photo montage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Booklet featuring a note from Jim Jarmusch and an essay by critic Carlos Aguilar

499 BLU-RAY

Rodrigo Reyes'

"499"

New York, NY - Cinema Guild is releasing Rodrigo Reyes' 499 on Blu-ray and DVD. Pre book is July 1, 2022 and the street date is August 2, 2022. The film has won awards at the Tribeca Film and HotDocs Festival. Rodrigo Reyes new film is slated to premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival

Synopsis:

To reflect on the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 2021, director Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience exploring the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hérnan Cortés' epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As the anachronistic fictional character interacts with real-life victims of Mexico's failed drug wars and indigenous communities in resistance, the filmmaker portrays the country's current humanitarian crisis as part of a vicious and unfinished colonial project, still in motion, nearly five hundred years later.

Provocative, unique, and strikingly cinematic, 499 mixes non-fictional and performative elements with elements of the road movie to show how past traumas continue to affect contemporary reality. While linking these seemingly disparate histories of violence, the film confirms Reyes as one of the most potent voices in American independent cinema.

Disc Specs

499 is presented with its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 with Spanish and Nahuatl DTS-MA 5.1 on Blu-ray and Dolby Digital 2.0 sound on DVD. Optional English subtitles included

Bonus features include:

  • Audio Commentary with director Rodrigo Reyes and Cinema
  • Tropical Co-founder and Executive Director Carlos A. Gutiérrez

The Making of 499:

  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Music
  • The Conquistador
  • Behind The Scenes Photo montage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Booklet featuring a note from Jim Jarmusch and an essay by critic Carlos Aguilar

499 BLU-RAY

881164001603

Details

Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CINEMA GUILD
Rel. Date: 08/02/2022
UPC: 881164001603

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Rodrigo Reyes'

"499"

New York, NY - Cinema Guild is releasing Rodrigo Reyes' 499 on Blu-ray and DVD. Pre book is July 1, 2022 and the street date is August 2, 2022. The film has won awards at the Tribeca Film and HotDocs Festival. Rodrigo Reyes new film is slated to premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival

Synopsis:

To reflect on the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 2021, director Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience exploring the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hérnan Cortés' epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As the anachronistic fictional character interacts with real-life victims of Mexico's failed drug wars and indigenous communities in resistance, the filmmaker portrays the country's current humanitarian crisis as part of a vicious and unfinished colonial project, still in motion, nearly five hundred years later.

Provocative, unique, and strikingly cinematic, 499 mixes non-fictional and performative elements with elements of the road movie to show how past traumas continue to affect contemporary reality. While linking these seemingly disparate histories of violence, the film confirms Reyes as one of the most potent voices in American independent cinema.

Disc Specs

499 is presented with its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 with Spanish and Nahuatl DTS-MA 5.1 on Blu-ray and Dolby Digital 2.0 sound on DVD. Optional English subtitles included

Bonus features include:

  • Audio Commentary with director Rodrigo Reyes and Cinema
  • Tropical Co-founder and Executive Director Carlos A. Gutiérrez

The Making of 499:

  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Music
  • The Conquistador
  • Behind The Scenes Photo montage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Booklet featuring a note from Jim Jarmusch and an essay by critic Carlos Aguilar

499 BLU-RAY

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