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Theatrical Premiere Run! SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN • December 21–23

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Thu, Apr 12, 2018

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Embrace of the Serpent

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(2015) dir Ciro Guerra w/Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis [125 min; DCP]
At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in the psychedelic EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on an Amazonian shaman – the last survivor of his people – and the two European explorers who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him.

“Embrace of the Serpent turns the traditional ‘adventure in the Amazon’ yarn on its head… it’s an all-around visual feast that’s well worth the trek.” – Violet Lucca, Film Comment

“A fanatically detailed and starkly visionary historical film.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“The mystical allure of Ciro Guerra’s adventure-in-the-Amazon drama Embrace of the Serpent is so potent that it might take you a while to realize you’re watching an anti-colonialist parable. Maybe that’s the key to a good allegory: You feel the ideas seeping into your skin rather than conking you on the head.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time

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