Documentary: SILVESTRE PANTALEÓN !ARIZONA PREMIERE! HARKINS THEATRES 1 PM MARCH 24

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Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:00

Presented in association with Ambulante, Mexico IN PERSON: PRODUCER/CO-DIRECTOR JONATHAN D. AMITH Winner, Best Featurelength Mexican Documentary, Morelia International Film Festival Winner, Best Film, Montreal First Peoples’ Festival, 2011 Official Selection, National Geographic All Roads Film Project Mexico, 2012, 65 mins.Director: Roberto Olivares and Jonathan D. Amith Producer: Jonathan D. Amith Cinematographer: Roberto Olivares Editor: Roberto Olivares In Náhuatl with English Subtitles Silvestre Pantaleón lives in a Náhuatl speaking village in Guerrero, Mexico. He is one of the few who still has the traditional skills to make rope and lattice from plants. Looking for relief from pain and numbness, he visits a card reader and is told to make offerings to the dead, the hearth, the ants and the river in order to be cured. The film delicately follows Silvestre as he makes ropes to raise the money necessary for the ceremony “Levantamiento de sombra,” lifting the shadow. A study of a fading world and disappearing rituals. – Lincoln Film Society

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