Meet Camilo, Mechas, Manu, Ana and Pipa. Tattooed, pierced, and styled with wild hair and grunge clothing, they perform circus tricks at traffic lights, saving up money to go traveling. Overbearing parents, religious austerity and a distinct lack of prospects are forcing these kids out of the city, chasing freedom. Shot in softly focused black-and-white, the film displays a clean monochromatic aesthetic that contradicts the anarchic attitude of our central characters.
San Francisco: Opens Dec. 1 at the Roxie Theater.