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La ciénaga (the Swamp)/ La niña santa (the Holy Girl)

Directed by Lucrecia Martel.

Saturday, July 18, 2009
7:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Director Lucrecia Martel's astonishing debut feature La ciénaga (2001) plunges the audience into the decadence and dissolution of two intertwined middle-class families in Argentina with little if any narrative cues to sort the villains from the victims amid the existential morass in which her tangle of characters find themselves. 

  In la niña santa (2004), Martel explores the budding sexual and religious consciousness of the 14-year-old Amalia who becomes obsessed with a middle-aged doctor after he illicitly rubs up against her in the street—only to have him later turn up as a guest at her lonely mother's hotel


Tickets available online for $10. The Box Office opens one hour before showtime and tickets can be purchased for $9. $8 for Students, seniors, Cineclub members, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).

Cost : $10 general admission -Please see Special Instructions

Gloria Tovar
(310) 825-4571

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone, Film and Television Archive, Spanish and Portuguese

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