Cinematheque Series: Birds of Passage

March 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12 // $8.75 Members

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From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying “Embrace of the Serpent” comes an equally audacious saga, centered on the impact of the early Colombian drug trade on the lives of the Wayúu indigenous people.

Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s, finding quick success despite his tribe matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, “Birds of Passage” is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.

Spanish with English subtitles

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