Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (Purgatorio: Viaje al corazón...
Showings
Dutmers TheaterWed, Jul 30 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Susan Zakrzewski
Not Available  
 
Dutmers TheaterThu, Jul 31 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Chuck & Terri Bethea
Not Available  
 
Dutmers TheaterFri, Aug 1 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Pete Woods, Haar & Woods Law Firm, St. Louis, MO
Stand By Line Only  
 
Dutmers TheaterSat, Aug 2 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Barb Zupin & Nancy Burmeister
Stand By Line Only  
 
Film Info
Section:Experimental
Release Year:2013
Runtime:80 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:Mexico
USA
Original Language:English
Spanish
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://www.rrcinema.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rodrigo Reyes
Produced by:Rodrigo Reyes
Screenwriter:Hugo Perez
Rodrigo Reyes
Cinematography:Justin Chin
Editing By:Manuel Tsingaris
Music By:Rodrigo Cordera
Description
Winner of the Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Ann Arbor Film Festival, “Purgatorio” captures the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell, presenting a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes. Rodrigo Reyes’ eye-opening documentary offers a thoughtful portrait of the US-Mexico border with coroners, dog-catchers, police, border-crossers, and others on both sides, tying disparate stories together through stunning imagery that depicts the border as an almost mythic place. Concerned mainly with the human implications of defining and enforcing a line between two nations, “Purgatorio” is a searing, horrifying, at times starkly haunting, and dream-like documentary that reimagines the border as a surreal place where spellbound residents are stuck between perception and reality.
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