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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2019, Alejandro Landes, Colombia/Argentina, 102 min.
With Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 29th 4:15pm
  • Fri, Nov 29th 8:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 30th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 1st 5:30pm
  • Tue, Dec 3rd 6:15pm
  • Wed, Dec 4th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Dec 5th 8:15pm

"A monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions."—Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com

“Overpoweringly tense and deeply mad…something between APOCALYPSE NOW, LORD OF THE FLIES, and EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT.”—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

A ragtag clutch of teenage guerillas, living rough in a jungle encampment, plumb the dark depths of a childlike capacity for depravity in Colombian director Landes’s (PORFIRIO) bizarre, mesmerizing, future-set parable on the temptations of power. Minions of a remote revolution that is never specified, and with no authority structure but their own, heavily armed half-wild children sport names like Rambo, Wolf, Lady, and Bigfoot. They live by their own invented rituals, rules, and mating games, until a crisis over a dead cow rips away all pretense of social order. Random violence, half-truths, and sexual jealousy complicate a power struggle over a valuable female American hostage (Nicholson), whose escape attempts bring the group’s internal struggle to a fissure. A percussive atonal score by experimental composer Mica Levi perfectly complements the film’s haunting, unpredictable edginess. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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