Neighboring Scenes the annual look at films from Central and South America returns Thursday to Lincoln Center with another sterling selection of movies.
I have been covering the series since it started and I have enjoyed the heck out of it every year. I love that the festival highlights al sorts of good films every year that hang with me for the rest of year. There is always one or two films every year that are in contention for my year end list. (I think ABOUT EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW may end up on the list in December)
I also love that not only do a good number of the films end up being launched into other festivals from this series but that a lot of them end up coming back when they get a regular theatrical run. Recently when EMA and WOLF HOUSE were released to general audiences I had people asking me if I was going to see review them because they were so good and I replied that I had seen them already at Neighboring Scenes.
While I am still working my way through the selections, I can say that everything I’ve seen is worth your time and money.
In addition to ABOUT EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW (which is a documentary about a small town in the Andes) the fest is also showing THE SKY IS RED (about a fire in a prison) DIRTY FEATHERS (about a homeless community on the US Mexican Border), SPLINTERS (a look at an explosion at a military factory) and MY BROTHER DREAM AWAKE (the true story of what happened to two brothers in a reform school).
There really isn't uch ore I can say because the films are just so damn good they speak for themselves and the festival ust fine. Do yourself a favor and just buy some tickets and go, you won’t be disappointed.
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