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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
We are embracing Latino heritage month in a different light, presenting acclaimed movies about the indigenous populations in Latin America. These movies are recorded with natives original
dialect w/ Subtitles in English.
Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun!!!
One time membership — $ 7 General.
— Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 30 nominations
Embrace of the Serpent is a 2015 internationally co-produced film at once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.