Acropolis Cinema presents: El mar la mar
El mar la mar(Dir. Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki)
Date: February 27, 2018
Location: Downtown Independent
Address: 251 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Co-presented by MUBI!
An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, El mar la mar weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while a border patrolman spins a similarly bizarre tale of man versus beast. A sonically rich soundtrack adds to the eerie atmosphere as the call of birds and other nocturnal noises invisibly populate the austere landscape.
Emerging from the ethos of Harvards Sensory Ethnography Lab, J.P. Sniadeckis attentive documentary approach mixes perfectly with Joshua Bonnettas meditations on the materiality of film. Together, theyve created an experience of the border region like nothing youve seen, heard or felt before. (Cinema Guild)
The Downtown Independent Theater (View)
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90012