SLEEP DEALER- SPECIAL EVENT – ONE NIGHT ONLY – THURSDAY, MAY 9 AT 7:30 PM

The Center for Environmental Futures Emerald Earth Film Festival Presents:

SPECIAL EVENT – ONE NIGHT ONLY – THURSDAY, MAY 9 AT 7:30 PM

@ Bijou Art Cinemas Theater – 492 E 13th Ave

SLEEP DEALER

Drama/Romance/Sci-Fi – 2008 – USA/Mexico – 90 Minutes – In English & Spanish – PG-13

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‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes. Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it’s been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America. Memo’s search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past. The Los Angeles Times writes “Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, ‘Sleep Dealer’ is a welcome surprise. It combines visually arresting science fiction done on a budget with a strong sense of social commentary in a way that few films attempt, let alone achieve.”

Directed by Alex Rivera

Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, was screened at the Museum of Modern Art, and had a commercial release in the U.S, France, Japan, and other countries. Alex is a Sundance Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, and was named one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Directors to Watch.” His recent collaborations have included work with Manu Chao, La Santa Cecilia and Aloe Blacc.

Q&A with Director Alex Rivera after the show.

FREE SCREENING! Tickets will be released one hour prior to showtime. Seating is first come, first served.

SPECIAL EVENT – ONE NIGHT ONLY – THURSDAY, MAY 9 AT 7:30 PM