Film: The Crow's Nest (El Salvador 2014 Arturo Menendez)
MLLI Film Festival - all films are subtitled
Thursday, March 1, 2018 · 7 PM - 9 PM
The first fiction film from El Salvador to be produced since 1969 and the first ever to see a worldwide release, The Crow’s Nest follows Don Cleo, a humble piñata salesman who receives an extortion letter at his doorstep. If he doesn’t pay $500, a small fortune for him, within 72 hours, he will be killed. Don Cleo quickly decides to gather the money through friends, but the harder he tries to raise the funds, the deeper into trouble he gets. If Don Cleo hopes to survive, he’ll have to face his fears and stand up to his tormentors.
*The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain
*Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities & MLLI