LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Kings of Nowhere

LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Kings of Nowhere

Director: Betzabé García

2015, Mexico, 83min

Language: Spanish w/English subtitles

 

Program Notes

The SNF Parkway is proud to present Latin American Visionary Cinema, a month-long exploration of exciting work drawn from important voices in Latin American film over the past decade. This series of twelve films spans many genres, represents 10 countries, and includes many titles that had little or no theatrical distribution in the United States. The Latin American Visionary Cinema series is presented by PNC Bank.
 
KINGS OF NOWHERE: The construction of a dam turned the Mexican village of San Marcos into a waterlogged ghost town, but three families refuse to surrender their home to the flood. Even the constant, lurking threat of armed gangs roving the countryside and the loneliness of living amid ruins can’t deter them from their routines. They keep the tortillería open, weed the pavement in the town square, and rove the inundated streets in boats or on horseback. Betzabé García’s observational approach brings out the humor and eerie beauty of their singular situation.