April 1st, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. theatrical release of Amores Perros, the acclaimed and influential debut feature from Alejandro González Iñarritu that was hailed as "the first classic of the new decade, with sequences that will probably make their way into history" by Elvis Mitchell writing for The New York Times. Earlier this month the Tucson Cine Mexico festival hosted a special screening of Amores Perros at the historic Fox Theater (pictured) in downtown Tucson which was accompanied by a conversation with producer Martha Sosa moderated by Cinema Tropical's director Carlos A. Gutiérrez.
Martha Sosa (MS): Good evening everybody. Great to see our film packed with people.
CG: How did you get involved in the film? What was your personal story behind the film, how did you get to meet Alejandro González Iñárittu?
MS: We were trying to reach an audience. I was part of a group that dreamed to make films at a time that Mexican film production was almost a guerilla kind of endeavour, it was very difficult to make films. We were not filmmakers, actually this film made us filmmakers. And this includes the director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, he had tried to make a mini-series and had been directing TV commercials. Guillermo Arriaga, the writer, also wanted to make films. [Read more]