“A battle between art and power. A noteworthy film” – The New York Times, Critics’ Pick!

Starts July 24

Join us for a conversation with the film’s director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo and the cast of the film on Saturday, August 1 @6pm PT.  Hosted by our friends at El Cine and Baticine. Register here.

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, Days of the Whale follows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simon (David Escallón), two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live. Simón comes from a more working-class background and lives with his grandmother. They are part of an art collective that is the center for a group of young revolutionaries. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her dad because her mother is a journalist who moved to Spain when threatened by the city’s criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon’s rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy this same gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center.

Cristina y Simón son dos amigos grafiteros de Medellín, una ciudad que lidia con las consecuencias de una historia violenta. Desafían su entorno cuando deciden pintar un mural sobre una amenaza escrita en una pared.

Directed by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo, 2019. COLOMBIA. In Spanish with English subtitles. 80 mins.

Presented by RoxCine.

Price: $12 (50% of proceeds support The Roxie)

Rental Period: 48 hours

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