(USA, 2018)

  • Director: Robert Greene
  • Production Companies: 4th Row Films
  • Producers: Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, Douglas Tirola
  • Screenplay: Robert Greene
  • Cinematography: Jarred Alterman
  • Editing: Robert Greene
  • Sound: Lawrence Everson, Cindy Takehara Ferruccio
  • Music: Keegan DeWitt
  • With: Fernando Serrano, Laurie McKenna, Mel Ray, Steve Ray, Richard Hodges, James West

Bisbee is an old mining town at the Mexico-Arizona border, where 100 years ago, 1200 miner immigrants were put in trains and abandoned to their fate, deep in the desert. The local population quickly put the tragedy behind them, and continued exploiting the mine until the 1970’s, and subsequently lived off tourism by putting forward the town’s past glory. However, things are about to change, as several descendants of the people who made that gruesome decision, are looking to commemorate the events in order to come to terms with their bleak past. Robert Greene, the director of this documentary, has an even better idea: he will recreate the events, using Bisbee’s inhabitants as actors.

A historical review that brilliantly uses the boundaries between documentary and fiction to string together a mosaic of conflicts that stem from oblivion and intolerance. Green achieves a cathartic exercise, left open to multiple interpretations, in which the story’s timelessness proves to be very unnerving.

DATES:

FRIDAY 9th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 2 / 12:30-14:31 – SCREENING WITH Q&A SESSION
SATURDAY 10th NOV
CINEMEX PLATINO SALA 4 / 18:15-20:16

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