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ARTICO

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
at 9 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Sat, Feb 21, 2015
at 5 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 25, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ARTICO

DIRECTOR: GABRIEL VELÁZQUEZ - SPAIN

In Ärtico, winner of special mention honors at the Berlin Film Festival, Jota and Simón are two “quinquis” (nomads), aged 20, who wander the streets every day to make ends meet. But apart from their carefree thefts and wheelings and dealings, both want something they don’t have. Simon, already a father, wishes to find his freedom. Jota, whose girlfriend is a drug-addict, wants to build a family. What will it take for these two—and a drifting generation like them—to find a life? Gritty, bleak, and breathtaking, with intensely physical performances from its amateur cast, Ärtico contrasts the picturesque natural landscapes of the Spanish province of Salamanca with the dire circumstances of disaffected youth.

This film is selected from the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, a larger touring program, curated and organized by Pragda and Spain arts&culture. Supported by Accion Cultural Española (AC/E), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport. Special thanks to Marvin—Wayne and Cinelandia.

78 Minutes    

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