SDLFF Presents: Latinx Films Playing at Digital Gym Cinema, August 2019
ROJO (August 23 – August 29)
In Argentina during the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences. Featuring Dario Grandinetti (TALK TO HER, WILD TALES, JULIETA), Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro.
“It’s a brutal trip, though Naishtat smartly balances the heaviness with moments of levity and absurd comedy.” – New York Times
“”Rojo” is a sophisticatedly entertaining reminder of our propensity for malevolent apathy.” – Los Angeles Times
“A moody and atmospheric drama that explores how government corruption enables the worst in human behavior.” – Quelle movies
Runtime: 109 minutes
Director: Benjamin Naishtat
Country: Argentina / Belgium / Brazil / Germany / France / Switzerland
Languages: Spanish w/ English subtitles
BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES (August 30 – September 5)
Surrealist Luis Buñuel embarks on a journey to film his iconic documentary, LAS HURDES, TIERRA SIN PAN, with his good friend Ramón Acín in this beautiful animated feature.
“[A] beautiful recreation of the filming of Les Hurdes.” – Cinemanía
Runtime: 77 minutes
Director: Salvador Simó
Languages: Spanish; French w/ English subtitles
Latino films all year round on the big screen – Only at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema.
Located at: 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104