Birds of Passage

Monday, April 8, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 PM

Birds of Passage
Director: Cristina Gallego, Narrative, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, 125 min.

The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

“Like the great American mob sagas The Godfather and The Sopranos, Birds of Passage is about the eternal tension between business and family. With its striking landscapes and colorful costumes, it’s also a ravishing visual showcase for a culture we rarely see in the movies”. -Justin Chang, NPR