A pair of upper-middle-class party goers leave their revels and stumble into what they thought was an abandoned car. It actually belongs to the leader of the gang Los Caifanes (“the big shots”), and so begins a serendipitous journey through the cabarets and dives of 1960s Mexico City, “all set to the social turmoil and psychedelic force” of the capital.*
This weekend, as part of the Cinema’s Legacy section at AFI Fest 2017, LOS CAIFANES—directed by genre filmmaker Juan Ibáñez—will screen in a restored DCP courtesy of Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional.
LOS CAIFANES, Saturday, November 11, at 3:15 pm.
CHINESE SIX-PLEX, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Los Caifanes (1967).