ZAMA – enigmatic, surreal, and luminous Spanish drama (May 11 – 17)

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ZAMA – enigmatic, surreal, and luminous Spanish drama (May 11 – 17)

May 11, 2018
May 12, 2018
May 13, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 15, 2018
May 16, 2018
May 17, 2018

In Lucrecia Martel’s enigmatic, surreal, and luminous ZAMA, an officer of the Spanish crown (Daniel Giménez Cacho)  stationed in present day Paraguay anxiously awaits for a transfer and in the meantime embarks on a journey to capture a notorious criminal. Martel’s narrative not only exposes one man’s descent in isolation and desperation, but also offers a sharp critique of colonialism and class dynamics.



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.


Critic Quotes

“As it goes, Zama ponders the unanswerable question of what kind of life, exactly, is worth living.” – Entertainment Weekly


“A mordantly funny and relentlessly modernist critique of colonialism.” –


“Mr. Giménez Cacho, who appears in nearly every scene, anchors “Zama” beautifully in an expressive yet reserved performance that pulls you in intellectually rather than emotionally.”    – New York Times



Runtime: 115 minutes

Rating: NR

Director: Lucrecia Martel

Country: Argentina | Brazil | Spain | France | Netherlands | Mexico | Portugal | USA

Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles



Friday, May 11: 1:20

Saturday, May 12: 11:00AM, 8:30

Sunday, May 13: 3:30, 10:25

Monday, May 14: 10:30AM, 3:10

Tuesday, May 15: 10:20AM, 7:40

Wednesday, May 16: 12:15, 4:45

Thursday, May 17: 10:20AM, 3:00, 7:40


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