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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
(EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE)
2016, Ciro Guerra, Colombia, 125 min.
With Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar
An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, and Reader critic J.R. Jones’s pick as the best film of 2016, Guerra’s jungle odyssey intertwines two journeys, set thirty years apart and linked by the presence of Karamakate, shaman of a dying Amazonian tribe, who helps white explorers search for a rare plant with curative and hallucinogenic powers. Stunning widescreen b&w photography and a mind-blowing climax make this a big-screen must. In Spanish and tribal languages with English subtitles. DCP digital.
Info & tickets siskelfilmcenter.org/embraceoftheserpent
These screenings are part of OSCILLOSCOPE AT TEN– celebrating the tenth anniversary of Oscilloscope Laboratories, more information at siskelfilmcenter.org/oscilloscope