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Ixcanul

October 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details

Date:
October 18, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
10$

Venue

AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505

Organizer

Randy Berler
Phone:
310-326-1167
Email:
randy@southbayfilmsociety.com

 
Sold Out.
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.
 
Screening TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 7:30 p.m.
 
Los Angeles Times Critics Pick
 
New York Times Critics Pick
 
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
 
Winner Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2015
 
The luminous debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.   Immersing us in its characters’ customs and beliefs, IXCANUL chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.
 
Like its titular Guatemalan volcano, Jayro Bustamante’s hypnotic film debut Ixcanul bubbles with the tension of a teenage girl at odds with her family’s native customs, before erupting into a frantic and quietly devastating third act.” – Alex Migdal, Globe and Mail, The Guardian
 
More than a fable about the clash of tradition and modernity, IXCANUL is finally a painful illustration of the ease with which those who have can prey on those who don’t.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
 
You can sense the director’s respect for his subject in the movie’s unhurried dramatic rhythms, its grounding in the earthy rituals of everyday life and its strong cast of nonprofessional Maya actors.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
 
Language: Kaqchikel, Spanish (English subtitles)
 
Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
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