3rd Gustavus Latino FilmFest - Malacrianza

April 3, 2017 at 79:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 3, 2017 at 79:30 p.m.

2013, 2015... And 2017: the Gustavus Latino Film Festival is back! This year, the films we have selected feature a common topic: life on the edge"in many different senses.

All five screenings are free and open to the public, and will take place at Wallenberg Auditorium on Mondays at 7pm. See attached flyer for all dates and more information, and tell everyone you see, both on and off campus!

For our fifth week, we are screening Salvadorian film Malacrianza (Arturo Men??ndez, 2013). Here is a brief synopsis from the Spanish Film Club website:

The first fiction film from El Salvador to be produced since 1969 and the first ever to see a worldwide release, The Crow's Nest follows Don Cleo, a humble pi??ata salesman who receives an extortion letter at his doorstep. If he doesn't pay $500, a small fortune for him, within 72 hours, he will be killed. Don Cleo quickly decides to gather the money through friends, but the harder he tries to raise the funds, the deeper into trouble he gets. If Don Cleo hopes to survive, he'll have to face his fears and stand up to his tormentors.

With a magnificent use of deadpan humor and charm, The Crow's Nest depicts a unique and realistic vision of El Salvador, where evangelical churches, reverence for the concept of the American Dream, the local struggling economy, and violence are everyday experiences for its most vulnerable population.

Shot on location in neighborhoods controlled by gangs, the script was based on a collection of real stories.

Join us! There'll be popcorn as well!

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