August 26, 2012, @ 5:00 pm
(Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico 2011, 113 min., Spanish w/ subtitles)
Rochester Premiere! Loosely inspired by a 2008 incident, Miss Bala offers an electrifying account of a beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) ensnared in a war between a drug cartel and corrupt officials. With slinky long takes shot from volatile corners and crevices, Miss Bala is a tour-de-force that announces Naranjo as amajor talent.