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El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide. Director Ciro Guerra used diaries of actual Amazon expeditions to inform his film.

Austin: Feb. 5 at AFS Cinema
Chicago: Feb. 16 & 19 at Siskel Film Center. 
New York: Feb. 21 at BAM.

Earlier Event: February 4
Antonio Gaudí
Later Event: February 8
Los Sures