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April 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Lucrecia Martel.

Note: Advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office beginning one hour before showtime.

Los Angeles Premiere!

Zama  (2017)

Argentina/Brazil/Spain/Dominican Republic/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Switzerland/U.S./Portugal/Lebanon

After a nine-year hiatus, filmmaker Lucrecia Martel has returned triumphant with an elliptical adaptation of Antonio Di Benedetto’s existential novel about a Spanish corregidor locked in nightmarish, bureaucratic stasis, waiting for news on his impending transfer.  Thrown headfirst onto shore with our adrift, eponymous protagonist, the shroud over his future becomes increasingly opaque as more questions are posed than answered.  An unsettling air of malaria and malaise permeate Zama’s lodgings and his bearings in this challenging, brilliant, intangibly Kafkaesque period piece, co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar and Gael García Bernal.

DCP, color, in Spanish with English subtitles, 115 min.  Distribution: Strand Releasing.  Director: Lucrecia Martel.  Screenwriter: Lucrecia Martel.  Cast: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín.

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