Arts Calendar

May 21

International Film Forum: BALA LOCA

From site: International Film Forum

Monday, May 21st, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Weitz Cinema
IFF presents Bala Loca on 5/21/18 at 7pm in Weitz Cinema

Bala Loca (David Miranda, 2016, Chile) – colloquium with the writer/creator, CAMS co-sponsor - introduced by Jay Beck

 

“In a modern democracy, formed out of the receding shadow of a fascist dictatorship, could a journalist be murdered for political reasons? Chilean series Bala Loca starts with this singular question and unspools into an up-to-date thriller, a 180-degree departure from the telenovelas which have dominated Latin American drama. Fitting in the 10-hour mould of the post-streaming world, the series has a look and approach which give it an international feel. That feel got it onto the New York Times’ list of what to watch for the first weekend of August this year, and a nomination for best series at the Premios Platinos, held in Madrid in July. […] The show follows a small group of political journalists in Santiago de Chile who band together to investigate the dubious circumstances surrounding a colleague’s death, and the possible ties to major corporate and political entities. In addition to the main plot-line, Bala Loca addresses topics such as living with a disability, non-traditional family units, adolescence and sexual identity.” (Jamie Lang, Variety)

 

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