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Sun, March 30, 3:00pm

“Purgatorio”

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Rodrigo Reyes’ provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante’s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes that live on the US/Mexico border, the filmmaker reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Educational Partner:  The University of Michigan Department of Anthropology


Films Showing:

Purgatorio

(Rodrigo Reyes, 2013) 80 min

Reyes’ provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/US border as a mythical place comparable to Dante’s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the...