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3 New Diaspora Films Open In Theaters This Weekend ('Big Words,' 'Iceberg,' 'La Playa')

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 19, 2013 1:07 PM
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La Playa DC

And finally, Juan Andrés Arango's La Playa D.C., is getting a special one-week theatrical run here in NYC, starting today, Friday.

It'll run at the Rerun Theatre in Brooklyn, from July 19 to 25.

The drama centers on Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager struggling with the difficulties of growing up in a city (Bogota) of exclusion and racism against those who look like him; When his younger brother disappears, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look for him. With the help from his older brother Chaco, Tomas roams the city's streets, as his search becomes more of a journey in which he's forced to face his past, and to leave aside the influence of his brothers in order to find his own identity.

It's a quiet, contemplative coming-of-age drama that was also acquired by ArtMattan Films, the company handling the film's release.

Luis Carlos Guevara stars as Tomas, Andrés Murillo plays younger brother Jairo, and Jairo James Solis plays older brother Chaco.

The special one-week engagement playdate information follows below: 

 
NEW YORK CITY - July 19 to 25

Rerun Theatre

147 Front St  

Brooklyn, NY 

(718) 766-9110

Both Nijla and I have seen the film and are high on it; read her review of it HERE, and read my reactions HERE.

Watch the trailer below:


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  • James Madison | July 19, 2013 11:55 PMReply

    Big Words had a big turnout tonight. The audience reaction(s) were very enthusiastic throughout the feature. Also there was a q&a with the director and most of the cast.

    I am still processing my thoughts on the film, but overall, the acting performances were very engaging. So far so good with Indie films. I saw 20 Feet from Stardom just yesterday, before it left. Next up is Fruitvale Station.

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