CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)
El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), a film by Ciro Guerra
Starring: Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar Salvador, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Migue
CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.
At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black and white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year by the 88th Academy Awards.
The screening of EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.