A retelling of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ that plays both with gender and the notion of adventure tales, BUY ME A GUN is set in the near-future of Mexico where all the women are disappearing and children are being abducted with frightening impunity. A young girl named Huck wears a mask to hide her gender as she helps her dad, a tormented addict, take care of an abandoned baseball camp in service to a gang of narcos who use it for recreational antics. With the help of her friends, a group of lost boys who have the power of camouflaging themselves in the windy desert, Huck has to fight to overcome her reality and to defeat the local capo. All given a hallucinatory texture by director Julio Hernández Cordón’s famously stunning visual inventiveness, BUY ME A GUN creates a dark world where fear rules and violence is routine.
Thursday, August 29
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Advance tickets and ticketing info available HERE
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event..
BUY ME A GUN
Cómprame un revólver/ Mexico, 2018
Director: Julio Hernández Cordón
Spanish with English subtitles | 90 min
Followed by a sound art performance by composer-actor Rogelio Sosa.