May 18 – 24
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.
Dir: Lucrecia Martel / 2018 / Argentina / 115 min
“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical.”
-Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“This is one of the most atmospheric and transporting films I’ve seen all year, and also one of the best.”
-Justin Chang, NPR
“Gorgeous, sneakily funny, and amazing to hear, with its soundtrack of buzzing insects and screeching birds.” – Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly
SCREENING: FRI 5/18 4:00PM; SUN 5/20 2:30PM; TUE 5/22 7:00PM; WED 5/23 4PM; THU 5/24 7PM
Tickets available at the box office half an hour before showtime.