Panorama Colombia: AMAZONA

SHOWTIMES / BUY TICKETS
August 19 only

A Q&A via Skype with director Clare Weiskopf will follow the screening!

In this skillfully constructed personal film, director Clare Weiskopf explores motherhood and its place on the spectrum between personal freedom and parental responsibility. While expecting her own first child, Clare visits her mother Val in the Amazon region of Colombia in order to heal the wounds of the past and make sense of the elder woman’s decision to leave her children behind to live in the jungle after a family tragedy. In the process, she opens a fascinating dialogue about sacrifice, guilt and self-determination.

Esta es la historia de Val, contada y vista a través de la lente de su hija Clare. Después de una trágica pérdida familiar, Val deja atrás a sus hijos para internarse en la selva colombiana y descubrirse a sí misma como una mujer sin las ataduras del deber-ser. Con esta película, Clare Weiskopf logra redimirse de las heridas de una niña de 11 años que no lograba entender qué buscaba su madre al alejarse de ella. Treinta años después, embarazada, decide confrontar a su madre para entenderla y definir su propia maternidad en términos menos convencionales. Juntas emprenderán un viaje hacia la vorágine más íntima de su relación, que las llevará a explorar la frontera entre la responsabilidad y la libertad sin culpas ni señalamientos.

Directed by Clare Weskopf. 2016. 82 min. Documentary. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Part of PANORAMA COLOMBIA

PANORAMA COLOMBIA showcases some of the most stimulating works made by a new generation of emerging filmmakers in Colombia. Four feature films and a program of shorts make up a series that celebrates not only the talent and the creativity of the Colombian directors, but also a cultural expression through its cinematography and story-telling.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented by the Consulate General of Colombia in San Francisco and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival.

Individual tickets are $12/GA. Free or discounted for members. Buy a 3-pack for $30 here.


NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIMERoxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime

 

Panorama Colombia: AMAZONA: Upcoming Showtimes
August 193:30 PMLittle Roxie