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Película mexicana El Velador se estrenará en el ICA

El Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo de Boston (ICA) presenta el estreno en Boston del filme mexicano El Velador el 30 de septiembre a las 3pm y 5pm en el teatro Barbara Lee Family Foundation dentro del edificio. Los boletos cuestan $10 y se pueden comprar llamando al (617) 478-3103 o visitando www.icaboston.org.

Aquí compartimos detalles que nos llegaron en un comunicado de prensa:

The newest work by young Mexican filmmaker Natalia Almada, El Velador (Mexico, 2011, 72 min.) “is an unsettlingly quiet, even lyrical film about a world made and unmade by violence†(A. O. Scott, The New York Times). The story follows Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s notorious drug lords. This city of the dead sits at the intersection between ordinary life and the violent conflict of Mexico’s drug wars, which have already claimed over 60,000 lives. Staged within the labyrinth of a cemetery, this film highlights the tumult and violence of an era while reminding us that ordinary life persists and quietly defies the deadâ€"all within the turmoil of Mexico’s bloodiest conflict since the Revolution.

Natalia Almada’s directing credits include the experimental short “All Water Has a Perfect Memoryâ€; Al Otro Lado (2006), her award-winning debut feature documentary about immigration, drug trafficking and corrido music; and El General, her 2009 film about her own great-grandfather, Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, one of Mexico's most controversial revolutionary figures accused of having been a "Dictator", "Iron Man" and "Nun-Burner", yet also acclaimed for having been the "father of modern Mexico." Her work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Biennial, as well as at international film festivals, universities and conferences and on television networks such as PBS, ARTE and VPRO. Almada is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. Her awards include U.S. Directing Award at Sundance in 2009 and Best Documentary Feature at Cine Las Americas in 2009. She earned a master of fine arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and divides her time between Mexico City and Brooklyn, N.Y.