Denver's annual Latino film festival returns this year with a great lineup. A couple highlights:
Actor Salvador del Solar debuts a political thriller that digs deep into Peru’s recent military abuses and its population’s scarred collective unconscious. Harvey Magallanes hasn’t made much of his life since being a soldier. He drives around his former Colonel, now aged and senile, and makes extra money as a taxi driver. When he picks up a woman he recognizes from his time as a soldier during the repression of the Shining Path, Magallanes is overcome with guilt and the need for justice.
Camino a La Paz (Road to La Paz), Argentina
Sebastian is 35 and unemployed, with only his father’s old Peugeot 505 to his name. When fate brings him a man in search of a ride, Sebastian sees no other choice but to take the opportunity. The man is Jalil, an elderly devout Muslim, and his destination is La Paz, the capitol of Bolivia some 2,000 miles from Buenos Aires. Both men are at a crossroads, and the journey to La Paz not only takes them to the north but also places them on a touching and often funny road of self discovery.
Denver: Sept. 22 - 25. Full lineup and details on their website.