Post-screening discussion with cinematographer Roger Deakins and Emily Blunt
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*Sicario*. 2015. USA. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Courtesy of Lionsgate Films

Sicario. 2015. USA. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. 121 min.

The existential battle between stateless narco-empires and the democratically elected republic (and their human surrogates) is ripped inside out in Denis Villeneuve's stylish thriller about the war on drugs on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border. Assumptions about the location of lawlessness and the definitions of criminality are continuously disposed of, and we are left to weigh the consequences of American self-righteousness. Sicario is expertly shot by master cinematographer Roger Deakins, and features knockout performances by Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Daniel Kaluuya. Courtesy of Lionsgate Films.

This film accompanies The Contenders 2015.