Silvestre Pantaleon

Sunday, November 8th, 7:30pm
Proyector Presents: Silvestre Pantaleón
(A Non-fiction and fiction hybrid Mexican film series)
Curated by Sebastian Diaz







Roberto Olivares, Jonathan Amith, 2012 65 min, Mexico
Told with a lyrical combination of lingering imagery and ethnographic detail, Silvestre Pantaleon follows the protagonist as he struggles to pay for a curing ceremony and provide for his family. He dedicates himself to the only remunerative activities he knows: handcrafting rope for religious ceremonies and building seldom-used household objects that he alone still has the skills to produce.

Festivals and Awards: Best Feature-Length Documentary, 2011 Morelia Film Festival, 2011; National Geographic All Roads Film Festival; Gran Prix Tehuikan (best film, all categorie)s; 21st Montreal First Peoples’ Festival; Pemio 360° (Grand Prize), 2011 International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City; 2012 Green Screens: Cinema Planeta, Film Society at Lincoln Center.

Discussion with Dir. Jonathan Amith and Amalia Córdova (CLACS NYU).
Mingle with music, complimentary Mexican food, and mezcal tasting.


Part of Program 2: Digging the Roots of a Denied Civilization
A series of current visions of indigenous Mexico. Stories and subjects with a strong connection to nature, serve as a metaphor to explore global themes like identity, family or aging.

Events Partnerships: The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, IMCINE, Cinema Tropical, Remezcla, Mex and The City, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) NYU, Brooklyn Documentary Club, Mu media.