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Dolores Fonzi in Argentinian thriller “Paulina” (September 15 – September 21)

Dolores Fonzi (TRUMAN) and Oscar Martinez (WILD TALES) star in this unflinching drama that examines privilege, class, and the power of the judicial system when a young teacher and activist is sexually assaulted by a gang but refuses to give up her ideals in the aftermath.   Santiago Mitre’s PAULINA (an update of Daniel Tinayre’s […]

September 8 – September 14
500 Years – sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history (September 8 – September 14)

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to reimagine their society. This is the third installment of the Resistance saga, following […]

resistance saga Digital Gym Cinema
September 9
The Resistance Saga Triple Feature: When the Mountains Tremble (1983), Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011), and 500 Years (2017) (September 9)

“The Resistance Saga” is a cinematic and artistic high-profile project designed to galvanize audiences to fight back when society is faced with authoritarianism and demagogues. In so many ways, indigenous peoples throughout the Americas have set the example of long-term courageous and strategic resistance against daunting odds, with a powerful example being the saga of […]

La-Vida-Inmoral Digital Gym Cinema
August 25 – September 7
Cecilia Suarez in “La Vida Inmoral de la Pareja Ideal” (Aug 25 – Sept 7)

In director Manolo Caro’s latest, two high school sweethearts find each other 25 years after their passionate high school romance. The two of them find themselves yearning for one another, threatening the stability of the lives they’ve built for themselves. Starring Cecilia Suárez, Manuel García-Rulfo, Andrés Almeida, Juan Pablo Medina, and Sebastián Aguirre.   High […]

August 18 – August 24
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Poesía Sin Fin (Endless Poetry)” (August 18 – August 24)

Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (EL TOPO) intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.   Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Alejandro Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a […]

August 11 – August 17
Amat Escalante’s “La Region Salvaje (The Untamed)” (August 11 – August 17)

In Amat Escalante’s (HELI) LA REGION SALVAJE, a family unit is dismantled by their discovery of several secrets, including the presence of an extraterrestrial creature that promises to give them innumerable pleasures but with severe consequences.   Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her […]

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