Panorama Colombia: LOS HONGOS (MUSHROOMS)
August 19 only
A Q&A via Skype with director Oscar Ruiz Navia will follow the screening!
Friends Ras and Calvin criss-cross the Colombian provincial city of Cali – birthplace of filmmaker Oscar Ruiz Navia – by skateboard and BMX looking for money to buy paint, an empty wall to fill, and something greater to be part of. Coming from totally different social backgrounds, but equally alienated from their parents, they share a striking friendship. They recognize kindred spirits in a YouTube film of the Arab Spring, which inspires them to provide a contribution to a collective piece with a group of local street artists. Hongos, ‘mushrooms’, the director calls them: they thrive on rotting matter.
Una mirada cariñosa a la búsqueda juvenil del propósito vital, la cinta del colombiano Oscar Ruiz Navia ofrece un corazón sincero y un espíritu rebelde. Mientras los artistas callejeros Calvin y Ras dejan su marca bajo los puentes y en los muros de Cali, Ruiz Navia nos presenta una generación nueva en busca de su espacio en un mundo rápidamente cambiante.
Directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia. 2014. 103 min. DCP. Drama. 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.
Individual tickets are $12/GA. Free or discounted for members. Buy a 3-pack for $30 here.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.