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Olancho

Ongoing

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Followed by a Q&A with directors Chris Valdes and Theodore Griswold

Dirs. Chris Valdes, Theodore Griswold. 2016, 70 min. Digital projection. Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame with his infamous band, Los Plebes, by making narcocorrido music for the region’s drug cartels. When a song he writes angers a rival gang, Manuel is forced to flee his home in one of the most beautiful but also most lawless and violent parts of the world. In this new documentary by Chris Valdez and Theodore Griswold, Manuel recounts, from a radio cabin in North Carolina, his narrow escape from death and describes the challenges of assimilating into a new world as an undocumented immigrant.

Australian singer-songwriter Desmond White will perform a sneak preview of his upcoming album, Glace, before the films on Sun., July 16 at 1:30pm in the George S. Kaufman Courtyard.

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