Mateo


Mateo collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle and uses his pay to help out his poor mother in a violent neighborhood alongside the Magdalena River valley. Mateo agrees to infiltrate a local theatre group in order to uncover its members’ political activities. As he becomes enthralled with the free-flowing creative lifestyle of the troupe, his uncle escalates demands on him to produce incriminating information on the actors. Under pressure, Mateo must make difficult choices. 

New York: July 24 in the Rockaways and August 6 in Flushing Meadow Park as part of Queens Museum's Passport Thursdays. Free to the public.