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Colombia Pictures: Films from Burning Blue

This one-day series presents three films from the Colombian production company Burning Blue.

Los Viajes del Viento (The Wind Journeys), 2009
The second film by director Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent) tells the story of Ignacio, an itinerant accordionist who marries and settles in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. After the death of his wife, he embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its proper owner. Ignacio is followed by Fermín, a feisty teenager who is determined to become his apprentice. Tired of solitude, Ignacio accepts him as his pupil and together they traverse the vast Colombian terrain. 

Violencia, 2015
 A man in chains in the jungle, a young man who dreams of being part of something, and a militant from an armed group are caught up in violence that they do not understand. In Jorge Forero’s simmering directorial debut, the characters reveal the subtle truths about living in a war-town country. The film paints a portrait of a sick and injured society where people wish to find happiness nonetheless, by trying to live, dream, and love. 

Los Hongos, 2014
 In this vibrant sophomore feature, street artists Ras and Calvin look to make revolutionary statements by altering their surroundings. Inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings, they attempt to create a vast mural that will express their solidarity. With a delightfully rambling story line, and bursting with color and music, Los Hongos is a multi-generational tale that captures the energy of youth. 

New York: Sept 11 at Museum of the Moving Image.