Documentary in Bloom

June 13th -19th  7:30 p.m.

Co-Presented by Cinema Tropical

Curated by Livia Bloom


The Lips (aka Los Labios)

Dir. Iván Fund and Santiago Loza, 2010, 100 min.

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, a prize shared by the film's three leads, this subtle and challenging mix of documentary and narrative filmmaking follows three women who deeply inhabit their cinematic roles as social workers interacting with members of an impoverished rural Argentine community. Facing desperate poverty that threatens to overwhelm even the greatest reserves of calm, humor, and empathy, the trio moves into makeshift living quarters and records data on the needs of the community, while still taking time for an occasional night out.


Following Friday’s screening there will be a Q&A with the Lips producer Ivan Eibuszyc followed by a reception sponsored by Sugar Hill Ale.

Sunday’s screening will also be followed by a Q&A with Lips producer Ivan Eibuszy.




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