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**POSTPONED** Feral – March 19th, 7:30pm

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles presents the second annual celebration of liminal spaces and states of being in film

CINE NEPANTLA  

Featuring the 2018 Mexican horror mockumentary Feral  

Thursday, March 19, at 7:30PM at the Downtown Independent

Nepantla is a Nahuatl word which describes the state of living in-between different cultures. It can also refer to living in the borderlands or being at a literal or metaphorical crossroads. In line with this concept, Cine Nepantla aims to create a space in which meaningful dialogue among audiences of different socio-economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, genders, sexualities, nationalities, and religions can take place and effect change.

About Feral (Andrés Kaiser, Mexico, 98 minutes)

Somewhere in the Oaxacan mountains are the burnt-out remains of a shelter that housed a psychoanalyst priest who was obsessed with rehabilitating savage children to place them back into society. Through videotape diaries, viewers are treated to a portrait of a man whose singular pursuit of this goal saw him excommunicated from the church he holds dear, separated from society, and plagued by a self-doubt which chipped away at his humanity. However, a more sinister picture begins to emerge as interviews with individuals from the nearby village and his close family appear.

Kaiser’s found-footage documentary weaves a spellbinding tale by featuring deep character explorations that threatens to spill into malevolence at any moment. Examining questions of blind faith, trust, and doubt, Kaiser explores the individual in relation to the church through a critical lens that highlights the hypocrisies prevalent within religion and builds on the idea of the “other,” an ostracized figure both feared and reviled. A small cast of remarkable actors helps keep the atmosphere tense and frightening in the build-up to a haunting and unforgettable climax. Feral is a compelling debut that marks Kaiser as a talent to watch.

WATCH THE TRAILER! https://youtu.be/L9jRHTiyfHk

About Andrés Kaiser

Mexican director, writer and editor Andrés Eichelman Kaiser studied directing and film writing at Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectáculos in Madrid, Spain. After returning to Mexico, he worked as an assistant editor for the film Rudo y Cursi (2008) by Carlos Cuarón. A year later, he wrote, produced and edited the short documentary En algún lugar, which is about the migration of Central Americans to Mexico. It was presented at the Festival Internacional de Cine Documental in Mexico City, the DOCSDF, in 2010. His directorial debut comes with Feral (2018), which was screened at the Festival Internacional de Cine in Morelia, MX in 2017. Most recently, Kaiser has been working on the horror film Preciosísima sangre, which takes place in 18th-century Mexico and follows a priest sent to investigate a series of strange murders that have taken place within one of the convents of the church.

LACLA curator and screenwriter Guido Segal will host a question and answer session with Kaiser following the screening.

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 6th

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 5th

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 4th

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 3rd

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 2nd

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019) – June 1st

Us is signature Peele  a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!