La Jaula de oro. 2013. Mexico/Spain. Directed by Diego Quemada-Diez. In Spanish; English subtitles. 102 min.
Screenplay by Quemada-Diez, Lucia Carreras, Gibrán Portela. With Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez. One of the most promising debut features in years and winner of the Un Certain Regard award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, La Jaula de oro is an assured and impressive addition to a time-honored cinematic tradition of tracing the arduous journey from Central America to “el norte.” Drawn from hundreds of real-life interviews the director conducted with past immigrants, the film balances a vital and unflinching urgency with moments of tranquil lyricism.
Monday, May 12, 2014,7:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2
Thursday, May 8, 2014,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2