Lake Tahoe

Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2009

(Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico, 2008, 35mm, 81 min)

Seattle premiere!

In Fernando Eimbcke’s follow-up to his acclaimed Duck Season, the misadventures of Juan (Diego Cataño) begin when he crashes his car into a tree in a small town on the Yucatan. Through the course of his day, he has a series of encounters and takes a few tentative steps into friendship with an old mechanic, a young mother, and the mechanic’s assistant, who happens to be Bruce Lee’s most passionate fan. Minimalist and understated, Lake Tahoe has echoes of Kaurismäki and Jarmusch, and a feel of the new Argentine cinema. Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke is assured and confident in his own right.

"The Stranger Suggests: Lake Tahoe is a refreshing, reinvigorating pause-button on a noisy summer movie season." -The Stranger

"A must-see. Lake Tahoe is a series of living photographs that tells us as much about the humane condition as an 800-page novel." -Seattle PostGlobe

"Exquisitely captured in natural light by the cinematographer Alexis Zabé, Juan’s journey is framed by sherbet-colored houses and lemon sidewalks, dipping palm fronds and a burnished, turquoise horizon. The director calls his style “artisan cinema”; I just call it dreamy." NY Times

"Moving… Eimbcke is a master of tone." —Screen Daily

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