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This Week With Cinema Tropical, September 9-16

There’s a full lineup of Latin American films playing in New York this week:

Shot over two years in the heart of Brooklyn’s immigrant community, I’m Leaving Now is a searingly intimate portrait of one undocumented worker on the margins. A blend of documentary with some fictional elements, Brooklyn-based Mexican filmmakers Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda allows the rhythms, emotions, and sounds of Felipe’s life and the city to drive the story, utilizing a structure and a style often not seen in documentaries. Now screening at Maysles Cinema the film is political nonetheless–a quiet and unforgettable snapshot of one man held in suspension between a world of endless work and a faraway home.

Monos takes place in the dense jungles and foggy mountaintops of northern Colombia, but it may as well be another planet. Colombian- born director Alejandro Landes’ thrilling survivalist saga tracks a dysfunctional group of young militants as they traipse through perilous terrain, engaging in savage behavior while toying with their mortified American hostage. Now screening in select theaters around the city, Landes’ third feature distills guerrilla warfare into sheer anarchy.



– Amazonia: The Awakening of Florestania Website
– The Other Side of the Wall Website
– Black Orpheus Website
– Marisol Website
– Bad Hair Website

– ‘La Bodega Sold Dreams’ Website
– ‘Persistence of Vision: The Films of Suzan Pitt’ Website

– I’m Leaving Now Website
– Monos Website
– End of the Century Website
– América Website
– Tigers Are Not Afraid Website
– Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Website
– Tod@s Caen Website
– Dora and the Lost City of Gold Website

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