The River People (La Gente del Rio) - SF Latino Film Festival 2013
Director(s): Martin Benchimol and Pablo Aparo
Running Time: 63
Language: Spanish, Subtitled in English
Shown with short: Rake's Commitment 14 min.
Ernestina is a small town (the satellite image shows twenty blocks spattered with a few constructions sites here and there) that is located about two hundred kilometers away from the city of Buenos Aires. Around a hundred people live there, they know each other and spend almost the entire year getting bored togetherBut in the summer things are different: visitors come in unacceptable amounts looking for a dip in the nearby river and, coincidence or not, that's the moment when this peaceful town witnesses waves of strange acts of vandalism. With this material, Martín Bechimol and Pablo Aparo make a film that is hugely warm and gracefully approaches a mystery that is much bigger and unfathomable than the one of the "river people": the town's people!
Opera Plaza Cinema (View)
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
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