El Sicario, Room 164

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El Sicario, Room 164
Gianfranco Rosi, 2010
USA/France | 80 minutes

Director Gianfranco Rosi and author Charles Bowden in person for the 6:15 pm screening of El Sicario on Tuesday, February 22!

“Dealing with the confessions of a Ciudad Juárez hit man, there’s something theatrical about Rosi’s documentary from the start: the killer, back to the camera, dons a mask and turns to face his audience, soon proving himself to be a master raconteur. El Sicario, Room 164’s description of Mexico’s body politic as a cadaver seething with maggots has the ring of truth and is confirmed every day by the news.”

—Olaf Möller, Film Comment November/December 2010

Charles Bowden is the author of the Harper's Magazine article "The Sicario: A Juárez Hit Man Speaks" and book Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields.

Series: Film Comment Selects

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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