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    We Are the Heat

    Directed by Jorge Navas
    Colombia | 104 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

In the violent Colombian city of Buenaventura, lifelong friends Harvey, Freddy, Baby and Caleñito are the undisputed kings of hip-hop dance, but when the local drug trade tightens around them, they must decide between the pull of the streets and their dreams.

Schedule

January 10, 2019 3:30 PM   Tickets not available
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January 11, 2019 7:30 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Once a bustling center of international trade, the Colombian port city of Buenaventura has long since fallen on hard times. The docks have grown quiet, residents hustle to make ends meet, and the drug trade is king, giving Buenaventura the designation of being the nation’s deadliest city. For lifelong friends Harvey, Freddy, Baby and Caleñito, opportunities to get ahead are few and far between, but when their dance crew Buenaventura Mon Amour hits the stage, they are undisputed kings. But after Harvey’s desperate attempt to improve the lives of his young family ends in disaster, he soon feels the pull of quick money as a courier for dangerous local drug kingpin Ribok. When a major dance competition comes to town, with its badly needed cash prize, Harvey and the crew must navigate between the pull of the streets and the power of dance in this fresh, exciting film — with jaw-dropping dance battles that have to be seen to be believed — from director Jorge Navas.

In competition for the CV Cine Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Somos Calentura
Country: Colombia
Year: 2018
Running Time: 104 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Language: in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Jorge Navas
Producers: Steven Grisales
Principal Cast: Duván Arizala, José Luis Paz, Miguel Ángel Micolta, Manuel Riascos, Julio Valencia, Heidy Carolina Mina, Jarlin Martínez
Primary Company: Epic Pictures
Screenwriter: Steven Grisales, Diego Vivanco
Website: https://epic-pictures.com/film/we-are-the-heat#details

guests in attendance

Director Jorge Navas

2019 Film Festival