Ximena Cuevas

Ximena Cuevas' cinema education began at age thirteen when she viewed an average of four films a day for two years straight while cutting classes from junior high school in Paris. During this period she also perfected the technique of hiding in bathrooms during the interlude between film screenings. At sixteen, she had her first hands on contact with film, repairing old movies in the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City. Two years later, she worked as art assistant on Missing by Costa Gavras and then studied film at both the New School for Social Research and Columbia University in New York City.

Cinepolis. When aliens arrive in Cinepolis, will they know the difference between the plot of the movie and the pre-show pitch for the snack bar? We will realize the magic words are not “Klaatu Barada Nicto” but for sure “Disfruta Coca Cola”.

Exhibition at Innis Town Hall-University of Toronto, Canada; in the framework of aluCine Festival.