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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

August 21, 2019

A film by Salvador Simó

Spain, 2018, 77 min

Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects –and his own.

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

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US

ARIZONA
8/30 • FilmBar • Phoenix

CALIFORNIA
8/16 • Landmark Nuart Theatre • Los Angeles
8/23 • The Roxie • San Francisco
8/30 • Digital Gym Cinema • San Diego
9/6 • Frida Cinema • Santa Ana

CANADA
8/2 • Vancity Theater • Vancouver

COLORADO
8/30 • Denver Film Society • Denver
9/18 • Dairy Center for the Arts • Boulder

FLORIDA
9/6 • Lake Worth Playhouse • Lake Worth
9/27 • Cinematique of Daytona • Daytona Beach

GEORGIA
8/30 • The Plaza • Atlanta
9/24 • SCAD Lucas Theatre • Savannah

HAWAII
9/6 • Honolulu Museum of Art • Honolulu

ILLINOIS
9/6 • Gene Siskel Film Center • Chicago

MASSACHUSETTS
9/27 • Landmark Kendall Square • Boston

MINNESOTA
9/20 • Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul • Minneapolis

MICHIGAN
9/27 • UICA • Grand Rapids

NEW MEXICO
9/6 • CCA Santa Fe • Santa Fe
9/9 • Guild Cinema • Albuquerque

NEW JERSEY
12/5 • Garden Theater • Princeton

NEW YORK
8/16 • Quad Cinema • New York
8/30 • Cinemapolis • Ithaca
9/6 • North Park Theatre • Buffalo

OHIO
9/20 • Gateway Film Center • Columbus
9/6 • Broadway Metro • Eugene
10/4 • Nightlight Cinema • Akron

OKLAHOMA
9/19 • OKC Museum of Art • Oklahoma City

OREGON
8/30 • Cinema 21 • Portland
9/6 • Broadway Metro • Eugene

PENNSLYVANIA
9/13 • Landmark Ritz at the Bourse • Philadelphia
9/27 • Row House Cinema • Pittsburgh
10/6 • PhilaMoca • Philadelphia
10/24 • County Theater • Doylestown

TEXAS
9/8 • Texas Theater • Dallas
9/11 • Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra • Katy
9/11 • Alamo Drafthouse El Paso • El Paso
9/15 • Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane • Austin
10/9 • Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock • Lubbock

WASHINGTON
8/23 • SIFF Film Center • Seattle

US Territories

PUERTO RICO
8/29 • Festival San Juan • San Juan

CANADA

8/9 • The Rio • Vancouver
9/6 • Metro Cinema • Edmonton

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