Modernism + Film | My Mexican Bretzel

Modernism + Film | My Mexican Bretzel

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Thursday, February 23, 2023

Winner of the Found Footage Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, My Mexican Bretzel uses onscreen subtitles, taken from the diaries of one Vivian Barrett, to accompany and narrate silent images of her life with her husband Léon, a World War II pilot who damaged his hearing in a plane accident. As we follow the couple on their travels around the world, their story grows more unpredictable and perhaps improbable, and Giménez reveals her spellbinding film to be an imaginative cinematic sleight of hand.

Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Director: Nuria Giménez
Content Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary


Tickets are $8 members, $10 nonmembers, and $5 with valid school I.D. Cash bar available in the Bechtler lobby starting at 6:00 PM followed by the presentation and film screening in the Knight Theater at 7 PM. Purchase tickets online at or call 704.353.9209.