First show: August 08
Skype Q&A with Filmmaker AMAT ESCALANTE on Friday, August 8, after the 7:00pm.
Post-Screening Panel Discussion on drug trafficking and violence in Mexico on Saturday, August 9, after the 6:00pm with BEATRIZ MAGALONI, Associate Professor of Political Science at Stanford University & RICARDO IBARRA, journalist & founder of Radio Indígena
From the acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, HELI is a powerful, gritty and evocative film that portrays the devastating effects of drug violence and corruption in Mexico society, and how a working class family struggles against them in a small town in Mexico. Heli and his family live an ordinary life until his sister, a thirteen-year-old Middle School student, falls madly in love with another teenager, a newly recruited police cadet. This love affair accidentally involves Heli’s family in a tragic series of events that with change them forever.
Escalante delivers in HELI a visually striking film about violence, hope and humankind. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival 2013
Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / France. 2013. Digital. 105 mins.
Free for members!
9:45pm screening on 8/8/14 co-presented by CINE+MAS SF
HELI is co-presented by Colectivo Cinema Errante
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