SFCC International Film Festival
May 21, “Even the Rain” (Spain/Mexico) – As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, they encounter local people rising up against plans to privatize the water supply. The uprising closely documents the true events of 2000 when local Bolivians fought for rights to their own water supply. The title of this epic film refers to an actual law the made it illegal for anyone to access water, “even the rain.” The story, a movie inside a movie, reveals parallels between indigenous resistance 500 years ago and today. Through many stunning, powerful scenes, this epic film becomes a keen observation of how history repeats itself. Gael Garcia Bernal, well known for his social and political activism, stars in this film that makes you question if life in Latin America has really changed that much since the time of Columbus. Presented by Bonnie Brunt, SFCC Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. Held Tuesdays, April 23-May 21. All films begin at 7:15 p.m.