Archive of films El Mariachi / El Mariachi

USA
1992, 81 min

Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

  228 Saturday 30/6 23:59 Small Hall
  728 Thursday 5/7 23:59 Small Hall

Before making box-office smash hits like Sin City and Spy Kids, Robert Rodriguez went to Mexico with $7,000 and a screenplay about a Mariachi singer who gets mistaken for a hitman. The film was bought by Columbia Pictures, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and set Robert off on his Hollywood trajectory.


Synopsis

Before making box-office smash hits like Sin City, Predators, and the Spy Kids franchise, Austin-based Robert Rodriguez went to Mexico with $7,000 and a screenplay about a Mariachi singer who gets mistaken for a hitman. Unfolding with cinematic precision and tongue-in-cheek humor, El Mariachi’s low budget couldn’t dampen its thrills. The film was bought by Columbia Pictures, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and set Robert off on his Hollywood trajectory. Along with El Mariachi, his next two feature films, Desperado and Once Upon a Time In Mexico, would form his “Mexico Trilogy.”

Holly Herrick

About the director

Robert Rodriguez (b. 1968, San Antonio, Texas, USA). Selected filmography: El Mariachi (1992), Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007), Machete (2010), Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), 100 Years (2016)

Contacts

Park Circus Limited
15 Woodside Crescent, G37UL, Glasgow
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 141 332 2175
Fax: +44 141 332 2133
E-mail: info@parkcircus.com
www: www.parkcircus.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society
   
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Screenplay: Robert Rodriguez
Dir. of Photography: Robert Rodriguez
Music: Eric Guthrie, Chris Knudson, Cecilio Rodríguez, Álvaro Rodríguez, Mark Trujillo
Editor: Robert Rodriguez
Producer: Carlos Gallardo, Robert Rodriguez
Production: Los Hooligans Productions
Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Peter Marquardt, Reinol Martinez, David Reynoso, María Castillo
Sales: Park Circus Limited
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