Neighboring Scenes 2018: Documentary Overview

The 3rd Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

February 28-March 4

This annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical and includes five docs among its fourteen feature slate.


Nonfiction offerings from Mexico are the New York premiere of María José Cuevas’ BEAUTIES OF THE NIGHT, a portrait of showgirls in their later years; and the US premiere of Pablo Escoto’s RUINAS TU REINO (RUINS, YOUR REALM), which plunges the viewer into the lives of fishermen.


Other documentaries making their US premieres are, from Bolivia, Mauricio Durán and Marcelo Guzmán’s FUERA DE CAMPO, about the escape of a group of political prisoners; from Argentina and South Korea, Adrián Villar Rojas’ THE THEATER OF DISAPPEARANCE, a meditation on war focused in Morocco, Korea, and the US; and, from Chile, Tiziana Panizza’s SOLITARY LAND, an experimental exploration of Easter Island.


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