Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to see "Birds of Passage" (Colombia/Denmark/Mexico, 2018, 125 min.) directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra. The screening is part of MFA Film's "5 Women Filmmakers" series, co-hosted with the Boston Women's Film Festival.
From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying "Embrace of the Serpent" comes an equally audacious saga about drug trafficking in Colombia in the 1970s, centered on the indigenous Wayúu people. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) begins selling marijuana to American hippies who are visiting Colombia with the Peace Corps, finding quick success despite the disapproval of his tribe’s matriarch (Carmiña Martínez). Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, "Birds of Passage" is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change. The film was Colombia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film in this year’s Oscars race.
Screening throughout March, "5 Women Filmmakers" presents five new films by contemporary women filmmakers who are making history with their groundbreaking cinema: bit.ly/2H4Mjh8
University Members and Pozen Community College Access Program student participants can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced film screenings at the Museum. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.