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Films & Schedules - COLOMBIA

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Fri, Feb 12, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 7 PM (Moreland Theater)
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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

DIRECTOR: Ciro Guerra - COLOMBIA

Crosscutting stories set decades apart, Guerra weaves two parallel journeys between a lone Amazonian shaman and western scientists in search of ancestral knowledge deep into the Amazon. Karamakate is the last survivor of his tribe and, despite incursions by missionaries and plunderers, becomes a guide for two scientists in search of the rare and sacred yakruna plant, first in 1909 then 1940. With stunning black and white cinematography capturing spectacular rainforest landscapes, Embrace of the Serpent serves both as a hallucinatory adventure film and a damning indictment of colonial destruction of indigenous cultures. Best Film, Mar del Plata Film Festival. (125 mins.)

Actor Brionne Davis in attendance. 

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LAND AND SHADE

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 3:15 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 8:30 PM (OMSI Empirical Theater)
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Sat, Feb 27, 2016
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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LAND AND SHADE

DIRECTOR: César Agusto Acevedo - COLOMBIA

“A poetic and devastating statement on how environmental issues impact every aspect of life, César Augusto Acevedo’s Camera d’Or–winning (Best First Feature) directorial debut is not to be missed. The elderly Alfonso (Haimer Leal) returns to the small house in Valle del Cauca he left 17 years earlier in order to care for his bedridden son Geraldo (Edison Raigosa), who suffers from a mysterious ailment related to the harsh farming techniques of the sugar-cane plantations around them. Tensions quietly simmer between Alfonso and his ex-wife (the wonderful Hilda Ruiz), but familial ties and pride keep them tied to the land...

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