A Separate Wind (Viento Aparte)
Dir. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2014, 99 min, Spanish w/English subtitles
When their mother suffers a stroke
during their family vacation in Oaxaca, Omar (15) and Karina (12) are left with
few options but to come back to Mexico City by themselves. With all the roads
closed by political demonstrators, they are forced to change the itinerary and
travel north, to Chihuahua, near the Mexico-USA border, where they will meet
with their grandmother. Along their journey, they will face a broken, grieving
country in turmoil over a profound social and political crisis. Dir. Alejandro
Gerber Bicecci will attend the screening for a Q&A session lead by Profs.
Michael Solomon and Jorge Téllez, from the Hispanic and Portuguese Studies
Department at the University of Pennsylvania.