Amat Escalante’s “La Region Salvaje (The Untamed)” (August 11 – August 17)

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Amat Escalante’s “La Region Salvaje (The Untamed)” (August 11 – August 17)

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In Amat Escalante’s (HELI) LA REGION SALVAJE, a family unit is dismantled by their discovery of several secrets, including the presence of an extraterrestrial creature that promises to give them innumerable pleasures but with severe consequences.

 

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.

 

Critic Quotes:

“It’s bizarre, breathtaking filmmaking, sexy and profound, perfectly entertaining at surface value but with plenty more going on beneath.” – Birth. Movies. Death.

“Plays like an acknowledgement that the hiddenness, the private nature of sexuality is also part of its power.” – The Playlist

“A ferociously individual, highly intelligent piece and a superb, very affecting cast ensure that the human factor remains dominant, however creepily inhuman things may become at times.” – Screen International

 

 

Runtime: 100 minutes

Rating: UR

Director: Amat Escalante

Country: Mexico / Denmark / France / Germany / Norway / Switzerland

Languages: Spanish w/ English subtitles

 

Showtimes:

Friday, August 11: 7:00, 9:15

Saturday, August 12: 3:00, 7:15, 9:30

Sunday, August 13: 11:00AM, 7:15, 9:30

Monday, August 14: 3:00, 9:15

Tuesday, August 15: 3:00, 7:15, 9:30

Wednesday, August 16: 3:00, 9:15

Thursday, August 17: 3:00, 7:15*, 9:30

*Exclusive: Cannes Film Festival Winner Amat Escalante will conduct a Skype Q&A session on Thurs. Aug 17th following the 7:15PM screening.

 

FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

Buy Movie Tickets

Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.

2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)

CINEMA INFO:

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