Viva Cinema: El Vuelco del Cangrejo

Streams Daily December 14 – 18, 2020
Q&A December 17, 2020 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Óscar Ruiz Navia’s 2009 film, El vuelco del cangrejo and connect with the Bullock Museum and Cine Las Americas for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

A drama set in the black communities of Colombia’s Pacific Coast, where a man looking to flee the country by boat encounters a local fisherman. A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 24 hours between December 14 – 18, and an advance purchase on or before Thursday, December 17 will grant you exclusive access to the LIVE conversation.

At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian Community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives in the place, looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part of the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity.

This ticketed virtual screening is part of the Viva Cinema Film Series. Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language and Hispanic-heritage movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in the original language, with English subtitles if the film is not in English. This screening will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

This season, selections are focused on highlighting the richness of the African Diaspora experience in Latin America. As we have experienced in the U.S., conversations about race are necessarily complex, affecting individuals, families, neighborhoods, and ultimately the nation. Through this series, we invite exploration of the intersections of Latinx and African-origin identities within and across the borders of the Americas.

On Thursday, December 17, Dr. Jean Ann Lauer, Program Advisor to Cine Las Americas, will guest moderate a conversation with Óscar Ruiz Navia, director of El vuelco del cangrejo.

Your Support Matters

Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.