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A Cop Movie Una película de policías

  Alonso Ruizpalacios

  Mexico     107 minutes


Police corruption is rampant around the world, but Mexico City’s la policía are among the most notorious. In this thoroughly original and unpredictable docu-fiction hybrid, award-winning filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios (Museo, Narcos: Mexico) follows the story of a unique pair of cops, Teresa and Montoya, together known as “the love patrol.” Through a series of captivating reenactments, interviews with the actors portraying the police and then the real-life figures themselves, the film inventively and imaginatively interrogates the troubling double bind of those trying to enforce the law within a dysfunctional system in which morality has no sway.

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 15 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes
  •   Alonso Ruizpalacios
  •   Yibran Asuad
  •   Emiliano Villanueva
  •   Raúl Briones, Mónica Del Carmen
  •   Joe Rodríguez
  •   No Ficcion


Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin