The Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Buncho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful bookstore owner, the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperadoes, and leaves a trail of blood of his own. –Cannes Film Festival
The man behind some of the most innovative, creative, and visually inventive action films of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, director Robert Rodriguez is the epitome of the do-it-yourself attitude and a renaissance man of cinema. Directing, shooting, and editing nearly every one of his films, Rodriguez’s energetic and self-immersing approach to filmmaking has resulted in some of the most stylish and exciting action films in modern cinema.
Born June 20, 1968 into a large family that included ten siblings, Rodriguez was never lacking in inspiration due to the antics of his brothers and sisters and became fascinated with cartooning and filmmaking at an early age. Prompted to jump behind the camera after becoming enamored by John Carpenter’s Escape From New York at age 12, the fledgling director’s brothers and sisters served as a capable cast and crew, and with his father’s Super-8 camera in hand, Rodriguez took his first steps toward auteurhood. Shocked by the cost of developing… read more