With Elise DuRant in person
Preceded by live music by Mariachi Flor de Toloache in the Kaufman Courtyard at 7:00 p.m.
Mexico/U.S. Dir. Elise DuRant. 2014, 95 mins. New York premiere. In Spanish with English subtitles. With Sonia De Los Santos, Will Oldham, Diana Sedano. Inspired by writer-director Elise DuRant’s own childhood experiences in 1980’s Mexico, Edén is an intimately rendered film about coming home. Nine-year-old Alma is forced to leave Mexico with her artifact-smuggling father, John (played by Will Oldham). Years later, after her father’s death, she returns to Mexico to confront the man responsible for their emigration. But she finds more than she was looking for, in the form of a new cultural identity and old secrets that are revealed. This sensitively depicted, personal exploration of the ties-that-bind—to family or country—is a film about our search for roots and a sense of belonging and the love and loss that accompanies this search.
Preceded by Camino del Agua.Colombia. Dir. Carlos Felipe Montoya. 2014, 8 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles.A beautiful, modern folk tale about a young girl who is sent by her mother to get water from the spring, but has an unexpected encounter along the way.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all-female mariachi band, performing a musical style synonymous with Mexican culture (and male musicians).
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