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Cinema Tropical Festival, 2/1-2/3 + Promo Code for New School Students

THE SENTENCE + Q&A With Director Rudy Valdez

(Rudy Valdez, USA, 2018, 85 min. In English) — Winner, Best U.S. Latino Film

A lyrical, intimate story documented over ten years, The Sentence explores the devastating consequences of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum drug sentencing. Filmmaker Rudy Valdez tells the story of his older sister, Cindy Shank, a mother of three young children serving a fifteen-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement in a Michigan drug ring years before. The Sentence follows Cindy’s struggles to be present in her children’s lives from behind bars and her daughters’ experiences growing up without their mother at home, while her husband, parents, and siblings fight for her release before the last months of the Obama administration’s Clemency Project.

Friday, February 1, 7pm CINEMA TROPICAL FESTIVAL

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You can find tickets and a complete program here. Make sure to use the promo code CT2019 for a 20% discount on tickets to any Cinema Tropical Festival film.



Cinema Tropical, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, present the 2019 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival celebrating the year’s best Latin American films. The festival will feature the winners of the 9th annual Cinema Tropical Awards, which represent the artistic excellence of contemporary Latin American cinema. The Festival offers a platform for local audiences to discover the exciting world of film coming from the region. This year’s program includes Lucrecia Martel’s ZAMA, Juliana Antunes’ BARONESA, Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra’s GOOD MANNERS, and special Q&A screenings of Rudy Valdez’ THE SENTENCE and Jonathan and Elan Bogarin’s 306 HOLLYWOOD.

When: Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3

Where: Museum of the Moving Image /

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