THE CROW'S NEST [Malacrianza]
Q&A with filmmaker Arturo Menendez and producer Andre Guttfreund, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of El Salvador on Oct 4
Don Cleo is a recovering alcoholic and makes a humble living selling piñatas in a small Salvadoran town. His resolve is put to the test when a mysterious extortion note shows up at his doorstep demanding $500 (a small fortune for him) within 72 hours or he'll face certain death. But the harder he tries to raise the funds, the deeper into trouble he gets. If Don Cleo hopes to survive, he'll have to face his fears and stand up to his tormentors. Creating the first Salvadoran narrative feature film in more than 40 years, filmmaker Arturo Menendez, with the help of Ítaca Films, Sivela Pictures, Meridiano 89 and Unos Cuantos Perros, proudly puts El Salvador on the cinematic map.
DIR/SCR/PROD Arturo Menendez; PROD Andre Guttfreund, Alfonso Quijada, Santiago García Galván, Carlos Figueroa. El Salvador, 2014, color, 70 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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Sat, Oct 4, 7:30 w/ Q&A and reception; Mon, Oct 6, 7:20--just added!