Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Not available
Age limit: All ages
The Coming of Age Film Festival is back at MOPA for its 6th year. All festival screenings are held at MOPA at 6:00 pm on every Friday of May and are offered free of charge. Covering topics relating to continued growth, relationships, stereotypes and intergenerational issues, the festival provides an inclusive representation of aging and advocates a value system that honors both the individual and the process of aging. Embracing the Serpent (2015) 2h 5min | Historical, Drama | (Colombia) Director: Ciro Guerra The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.-- Embrace of the Serpent (Spanish: El abrazo de la serpiente) is a 2015 internationally co-produced adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra and written by Guerra and Jacques Toulemonde Vidal. It was shot in black-and-white. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It won Best Picture at the 2017 Riviera International Film Festival, and it also won the Best Ibero-American Film at the 3rd Platino Awards and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The film was inspired by the travel diaries of Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, and dedicated to lost Amazonian cultures. Film introductions and Q+A moderation by Mario D Garrett PhD, Professor of Gerontology Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University For screenings visit http://mopa.org/events
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