2012. Mexico. Jose Álvarez. 65 min.
New York premiere. Followed by a discussion with Jose Álvarez
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2012. Mexico. Directed by Jose Álvarez. In the ancient rural Totonac village of Zapotal Santa Cruz, Mexico, the inhabitants perform their daily rituals with grace, beauty, and courage. Álvarez's film is comprised of a series of indelible moments: an awkward first dance, a lonely wash in a spring, the daily toil of ceramic makers, and young men’s first "flight" as Voladores (Bird Men) and aerialists. Canícula captures the tension between tradition and the creeping forces of modernity, and highlights the universality of that struggle. Courtesy of Latattore Foundation. (IS) In Spanish, Totonaco; English subtitles. 65 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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