Panorama Colombia: SEÑORITA MARÍA, LA FALDA DE LA MONTAÑA
August 17 only
Director Rubén Mendoza IN PERSON for Q&A after the screening!
45 year-old María Luisa lives in a staunchly catholic village in the Colombian mountains. She was born male, however, she identifies herself as a woman, behaves and dresses like one. Shunned from birth, she has found in her love for animals and her faith, a way of dealing with a world that has done nothing but despise her. Standing tall and proud, there is nothing powerful enough to wipe her smile away.
La Señorita María tiene 45 años y vive en Boavita, pueblo conservador y católico detenido en el tiempo, incrustado en los Andes colombianos. Nació niño, pero se siente mujer, se comporta y se viste como tal. Su amor por los animales y su fe le han permitido sobrevivir en un contexto de incomprension, exclusión y desprecio. No existe oscuridad capaz de derribarla ni de eclipsar su luz.
Directed by Rubén Mendoza. 90 min. 2017. DCP. 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.
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.