Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Woodpeckers

Carpinteros

2017, José María Cabral, Dominican Republic, 107 min. With Jean Jean, Judith Rodriguez Perez.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 27th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 28th 5:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 29th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Oct 30th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 31st 7:30pm
  • Wed, Nov 1st 8:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 2nd 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“Exhilarating…it’s enough to give you butterflies in your stomach.” — John Fink, The Film Stage

“High octane, bruising…an authentic, distinctive and watchable blend of the tough and the tender.” — Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

A violently jealous love triangle festers, and an affair takes wings within the walls of a high-security prison in this startlingly original romantic drama-thriller. Newly arrived prisoner Julián (Jean Jean) quickly learns the survival skills of bribery and intimidation from top-dog Manaury (Ramón Emilio Candelario). When Manaury is transferred, Julián is entrusted with messaging his girlfriend at the adjacent women’s prison by way of “pecking,” a system of hand signals the men use to communicate to women from windows. Redheaded spitfire Yanelly (Rodriguez) rejects the messages but falls for the messenger from afar, initiating a courtship of subterfuge and smuggled love tokens that will ultimately touch off a prison riot. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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