Cancelled Screening

Part of Family Matinees (Apr–Jun)
Sunday, May 19, 12:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this screening has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a June date.

Dir. Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Mexico. 2009, 73 mins. 35mm. With Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini. In Spanish and Italian with English subtitles.
Five-year-old Natan goes with his father Jorge on an expedition to Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico. There he experiences life in harmony with nature, staying in a house on stilts above the water, catching barracuda and other fish on baited lines thrown from a boat, observing as his father and “grandfather” (Jorge’s older mentor) go spearfishing and lobster catching. He also encounters crocodiles—but is not afraid—and makes friends with a feisty wild egret, a migratory bird, that he names Blanquita. With just a few weeks before Natan goes back to Italy to live with his mother, Jorge is intent on teaching his son about their Mayan heritage, and the rhythms of a fisherman's life. Alamar captures the pristine beauty of the Quintana Roo coast and the strong, affectionate bond between father and son. Recommended for Ages 7+ (very minimal dialogue)

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). (Members may contact with questions regarding online reservations.)

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Other Dates
May 18
12:00 pm