LA PLAYA D.C.
Special Presentation - Sat, Nov. 24 2012 @ 6PM - Thalia & Mon, Dec. 3 2012 @ 8PM - Chapel - Teachers College
NEW YORK CITY - Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closer friend disappear, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look for him. Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012.
"Three decades after unknown film-student Spike Lee unveiled Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, writer-director Juan Andrés Arango emerges straight outta Bogotá with his own auspicious, tonsorially-themed debut La Playa D.C. Focusing on a teenage apprentice barber coping with the city's forbiddingly mean streets, it's a minutely-observed peek into hardscrabble lives that pours intoxicatingly fresh aguardiente into a rather dusty old bottle." ~ Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Juan Andres Arango, 2012, 90 min, Colombia, Drama, Spanish with English subtitles.
Tickets $12 / $10
Sat, Nov. 24 2012 @ 6PM
Mon, Dec. 3 2012 @ 8PM
La Playa D.C - Official Trailer with english subtitles