The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
On selected Saturdays and Sundays, the Facets Cinémathèque proudly presents a monthly series featuring contemporary Latin American films. Curated by Cinema Tropical.
Miami International Film Festival
Best Documentary IFP/NY Market
"Posing proudly with their rifles or musing matter-of-factly about their own deaths, the boys are tragic enough. But it's the girls who break your heart, stoic and wise beyond their years." -New York Times
"A stark, relentlessly deglamorized vision of ghetto life" -Village Voice
"Vibrant and fascinating" -Time Out NY
-New York Post
"An unforgettable film" -Miami Herald
The award-winning documentary La Sierra traces a year in the life of a neighborhood in Medellín, Colombia ruled by a paramilitary gang. The film follows the lives of three young people: Edison, the charismatic leader of the gang and playboy who has fathered six children with six different woman; Cielo, a teenage widowed mother with a paramilitary boyfriend in jail, trying to survive without falling into prostitution; and Jesus, a young gang member whose readiness for death fuses with his indulgence for drugs. An intimate, meditative exploration,
La Sierra captures both startling moments of violence and its aftermath, and the tenderness and faith that enables a community to survive.
Directed by Scott Dalton & Margarita Martinez. Colombia/U.S.A, 2005, BetaSP, 84 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.