New York Chapter Movie Watch: La Camioneta
June 1, 2013 2:00 PM ET
Location: reRun Theatre, 147 Front St, Brooklyn, NY (Near York St. F Train stop)
The NYC Vanderbilt Alumni Chapter cordially invites you to join director Mark Kendall (B.A.'05, M.A.'08) to watch the the NYC debut of his first feature film, La Camioneta, winner of the IDA Documentary Award. This surprising and unique documentary film traces the migration and transformative journey of a decommissioned American school bus to the streets of Guatemala. Mark will attend the screening and be available afterwards for a discussion of the film.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Doors open at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door (please purchase on your own here). reRun Theater offers a full bar prior to each film screening. Post-film cocktails at a nearby bar in DUMBO (TBD).
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More details about the film:
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs.
Winner of an IDA Documentary Award, and an official selection of the SXSW, Los Angeles, and Guadalajara Film Festivals, La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
Kendall's eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly, mark him as a name to watch.” - Andrew Barker, Variety