Special Screenings

2016 Tahoe Film Fest: Special Screenings

Special Screening

Me estas matando Susana
(You’re Killing Me, Susana)

(Mexico, Canada, 2016, 100 min.)

Director: Roberto Sneider

Producers: Roberto Sneider, Elizabeth Jarvis

Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui, Tristan Carlucci, Ashley Hinshaw, Hlyunr Harraldson, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Barbara Garrick, Gabino Rodriguez, Andres Almeida

A young couple from Mexico City discover that an Iowa college campus is an unlikely but idyllic place to save their troubled marriage. Eligio, a philandering actor played by Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), follows his wife Susana to a writer’s workshop in the United States. Director Roberto Sneider finds a well of humor in the clash of cultures in this nuanced romantic comedy, while Gael Garcia Bernal is pitch-perfect imbuing Eligio with complexity, devilish charm, and sly charisma. It is easy to see what Susana sees in her wayward spouse. As You’re Killing Me, Susana shines a light on the couple’s habits, it draws us into a mercurial partnership that ping pongs between simmering tension and deep passion. – Mill Valley Film Festival (2016)

  • Director Robert Sneider present

Incline Village Cinema – Friday, December 2 – 8:00pm

Small Apartments

Special Screening

Small Apartments

(USA, 2013, 96 min.)

Director: Jonas Ackerlund

Screenwriter and Executive Producer: Chris Millis

Producers: David Hillary, Timothy Wayne Peternel, Ash R. Shah, Bonnie Timmerman

Cast: Billy Crystal, Rosie Perez, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, Amanda Plummer, Matt Lucas, Juno Temple, Dolph Lundgren, David Koechner, David Warshofsky, DJ Qualls, Saffron Burrows, Scott Sheldon

Franklin (Lucas), navigates quirky neighbors, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alp horn while struggling to dispose of his dead landlord. Along the way, Franklin discovers that our lives are much greater than the simple stories we tell ourselves. In fact, true happiness might just be a state of mind.

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival

  • A special screening and Q&A with former Sierra Nevada College Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence, Chris Millis, featuring the dark crime comedy he adapted from his prize-winning novel.

Incline Village Cinema – Saturday, December 3 – 6:00pm

Special Screening

Ruta Madre (Going South)

(USA, Mexico, 2016, 97 min.)

Director: Agustin Castaneda

Producers: Jeronimo Bertran, Joey Molina, Walter Von Borstel

Cast: Paul Rodriguez, Hector Jimenez, Paulina Gaitan, David Castro, Lisa Marie Johnson, William Miller

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja, Mexico with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.

  • Director, Producer and some members of the cast will be present

Incline Village Cinema – Saturday, December 3 – 8:00pm

Mister Pig

Special Screening

Mr. Pig

(Mexico, 2016, 92 min.)

Director:  Diego Luna

Producers: Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz

Cast: Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph, Jose Maria Yazpik

Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find “Howie” a new home, Eubanks drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.

Director Diego Luna tackles the old and new in an age of global markets, factory farming, and disposable relationships. Luna’s poetic postcard road film to Mexico, guided by a soundtrack evoking the South and old rock ‘n’ roll, is lyrically photographed following the gorgeously, overgrown, winding roads of Mexico.

Village Cinema #1 – Northstar California – Friday, December 2 – 6:00pm

A man called Ove

Special Screening

A Man Called Ove

(Sweden, 2015, 116 min.)

Director: Hannes Holm

Producers: Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikstrom Nicastro

Cast: Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

A touching, comic crowd pleaser that may require a tissue or two by the end, A Man Called Ove is Swedish director Hannes Holm’s irresistible adaptation of Fredrick Backman’s eponymous best-seller. It’s a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines, and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot — and no reticence about telling them so. After new neighbors accidently run over his mailbox, the cantankerous old git’s solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he never would have imagined.

A Man Called Ove has won Awards in countless film festivals across the country.

Incline Village Cinema – Friday, December 2 – 5:45pm

Habana Instant

Special Screening

Habana Instant

(USA, Cuba, 2016, 96 min.)

Director Guillermo Ivan

Producers: Golden Ceiba Productions

Cast: Guillermo Ivan, Christopher Marquez, Zair Montes

Marcelo and his brother Carlos were separated as children when Carlos left Cuba with his mother during the Balseros crisis, seeking a different life. Marcelo was burdened with the duty of staying in Cuba to care for his grandfather who was in poor health.

Twenty years later, Carlos decided to go back to Cuba to seek out his brother, only to find out that he now faces a terminal disease. The brother’s reunion is an emotional rollercoaster and a journey of love, joy, truth, resentment and forgiveness, leading Marcelo and Carlos to a magical “Havana Instant” that soon dissipates with an inevitable farewell that splits them apart; but this time forever. 

  • Director Guillermo Ivan present

Village Cinema #2 – Northstar California – Friday, December 2 – 7:30pm


Special Screening


(USA, 2016, 14 min.)

Director: Gerardo Soto

Producer: Cynthia Hajj

Cast: Travis Tope

An intimate portrait of a teenage boy the morning of his high school shooting. I.O.C is a mise scene film done in one take, no cuts, no edits with incredible drone photography.

This is a special short film presentation being shown in the festival. It is an extremely important and delicate subject matter.

  • Director Gerardo Soto present

Incline Village Cinema – Saturday, December 3 – 8:00pm