LPB funded EL VELADOR, by Natalia Almada, will premiere in New York at the Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art’s showcase, New Directors/New Films. New Directors/New Films introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging or not-yet-established filmmakers from around the world. This renowned festival in past years has uncovered talents like Pedro Almodovar, Darren Aronofsky, Nicole Holofcener, Courtney Hunt, Spike Lee, Kelly Reichardt, and Steven Spielberg. New Directors/New Films is held March 23rd – April 3rd, 2011.
Director: Natalia Almada
Sunday, March 27th, 7:00 pm; Tuesday, March 29th, 8:30 pm
From dusk to dawn EL VELADOR accompanies Martin, the guardian angel whom, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s most notorious Drug Lords. In the labyrinth of the narco-cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us how, in the turmoil of Mexico’s bloodiest conflict since the Revolution, ordinary life persists and quietly defies the dead.
For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.altamurafilms.com.