Mexican Maladies: Arturo Ripstein from First to Last
A surreally entertaining neo-noir based on a true crime that shocked Mexico, Arturo Ripstein's BLEAK STREET tracks an ill-fated encounter between two desperate old prostitutes and twin mini-luchadores.

The Mexico City they traverse during their nocturnal adventures is a grotesque carnival of crime, loneliness, and poverty. All these characters can do is journey ever deeper into the night, with no escape in sight, until fate brings them all together. (2015, 99 min, digital)

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

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Lead Image: Arturo Ripstein, Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2015). Image courtesy the distributor.