U.S. Premiere of Eugenio Polgovsky’s RESURRECTION, August 14
A film by Eugenio Polgovsky
(Resurrección, Mexico, 2016, 94 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles)
The final film by the late Mexican director Eugenio Polgovsky—one of the finest documentary filmmakers of his generation—is a poignant portrait of a family’s fight for survival and the regeneration of their local river. Once known as the Mexican Niagara, the waterfall of El Salto de Juanacatlán was a source of immense joy and continuous sustenance for the villages surrounding it.
This natural paradise disappeared when an industrial complex was established across the Santiago River close to Guadalajara. Nowadays its poisonous waters destroy everything in their path, including the memories of the fishermen and farmers who watched their whole world disappear. From among the toxic ruins of the river’s banks, ancient specters emerge as an echo of a lost Eden. The destiny of a river goes hand in hand with that of a village, and humanity itself. The film is screened on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of Polgovsky.
Preceded by Success (Eugenio Polgovsky, Mexico, 2014, 3 min.)
Tuesday, August 14, 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York City
(212) 505-5181 / www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Tickets available at the box office the day of the screening only
Presented as part of
If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema,
co-presented by Anthology Film Archives and Cinema Tropical.
Programmed by Matías Piñeiro and Carlos A. Gutiérrez.
Watch the trailer: