Date(s) - Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Film Screening and Q&A with the Director
Co-presented with the 2021 Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, “Alliances.”
Film Screening: On-Demand Streaming
February 19 – March 5
Discussion with Director Cecilia Aldarondo
February 24, 7:30pm
Introduction and moderation by Patricia Montoya.
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the US colony’s governor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance. While the devastation of María attracted a great deal of media coverage, the world has paid far less attention to the storm that preceded it: a 72-billion-dollar debt crisis crippling Puerto Rico well before the winds and waters hit. Landfall examines the kinship of these two storms—one environmental, the other economic—juxtaposing competing utopian visions of recovery. Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, Landfall reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: When the world falls apart, who do we become?
91 mins, English and Spanish with subtitles, 2020. Blackscrackle Films.