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    Killing Jesús

    Directed by Laura Mora
    Colombia/Argentina | 100 minutes | New Voices New Visions

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    Killing Jesús

    Directed by Laura Mora
    Colombia/Argentina | 100 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  

WINNER: Cine Latino Jury Award for BEST IBERO-AMERICAN FILM

When university student Paula witnesses her social activist father’s assassination, the inept, uncaring police force drives her to seek justice on her own. But when she finds herself immersed in the killer’s poverty-stricken world she discovers that they might both be victims of the same broken system.

Schedule

January 11, 2018 8:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 4:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 14, 2018 1:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 15, 2018 6:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Inspired by her social activist father Jose Maria, tomboyish university student Paula balances her days between studying photography and organizing against Colombia’s deeply corrupt legal system. But when she witnesses Jose Maria’s assassination in broad daylight, Paula is thrown into a state of shock and the nightmare of dealing with an inept and uncaring police force. Lost in a daze of sadness and rage, she unexpectedly catches a glimpse of her father’s killer, brooding young thug Jesús, in a nearby club, setting the young student on a path of revenge. Intent on exacting any form of justice she can, Paula finds herself immersed in Jesús’s aimless, poverty-stricken world and quickly discovers that they might both be victims of the same broken system.

This thrilling and powerful autobiographical first feature from co-writer/director Laura Mora took home multiple awards at the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival.

In competition for the Cine Latino Award and the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Matar a Jesús
Country: Colombia/Argentina
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: Spanish (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Eroski Youth Award, New Directors Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival; Roger Ebert Award - New Directors Competition, Chicago International Film Festival
Director: Laura Mora
Producers: Diego F. Ramirez, Ignacio Rey, Maja Zimmerman
Principal Cast: Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar, Carmenza Cossio, Juan Pablo Trujillo
Cinematographers: James L. Brown
Editor: Leandro Aste
Music: Sebastián Escofet
Screenwriter: Laura Mora, Alonso Torres
Website: www.latidofilms.com/killing-jesus/

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