"Time to Die"

(Sept. 15-21) — The long-awaited American theatrical release of then-21-year-old Arturo Ripstein’s 1966 debut feature. 

(1966) Back from an 18-year stretch in the pen for murder — or was it? — Jorge Martinez de Hoyos (chief villager in the original "The Magnificent Seven") returns to his native village to reclaim his mother’s home and saddle; for the job and horse he was promised once released; and to seek out old flame Marga López (star of Buñuel’s "Nazarin" and Mexican acting legend). Did she wait for him? But the two sons of the man he killed, one increasingly almost reasonable, the other eaten alive by dreams of vengeance, have been counting the days.

From an original story by Colombian expat and former film critic — and later Nobel laureate — Gabriel García Márquez ("One Hundred Years of Solitude"), and co-written with iconic Mexican novelist/essayist Carlos Fuentes ("The Death of Artemio Cruz," "The Old Gringo"), who “Mexican-ized” Márquez’s dialogue, this was the directing debut for then-21-year-old Ripstein, future director of "Deep Crimson" and "Hell Without Limits." DCP restoration. Approx. 90 min.

“Would be worth seeing just for [director Arturo] Ripstein’s splendid career alone, but the script is by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Carlos Fuentes and if that doesn’t grab you, have your doctor check for a pulse.”  — George Robinson, The Jewish Week


Thursday, September 21, 2017 (All day)



Film Forum
209 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10014