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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

July 19, 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.

IN THEATERS AUGUST 16 AT THE QUAD CINEMA (NYC) & NUART THEATRE (LOS ANGELES)

All Screenings

ARIZONA
8/30 • FilmBar • Pheonix

CALIFORNIA
8/16 • Landmark Nuart Theatre • Los Angeles
8/23 • The Roxie • San Fransisco
9/6 • Frida Cinema • Santa Ana

CANADA
8/2 • Vancity Theater • Vancouver

COLORADO
8/30 • Denver Film Society • Denver

GEORGIA
8/23 • The Plaza • Atlanta

ILLINOIS
9/6 • Gene Siskel Film Center • Chicago

MASSACHUSETTS
9/27 • Landmark Kendall Square • Boston

MICHIGAN
9/27 • UICA • Grand Rapids

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

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

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

PENNSLYVANIA
9/13 • Landmark Ritz at the Bourse • Philadelphia
10/6 •PhilaMoca • Philadelphia

TEXAS
9/11 • Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra • Katy
9/11 • Alamo Drafthouse El Paso • El Paso
10/9 • Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock • Lubbock

WASHINGTON
8/23 • SIFF Film Center • Seattle

 

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