A young film director returns to Venezuela, inspired to make a film based on his father’s life in the Amazon jungle. He casts Father to play himself. What starts as an act of love and ambition — making a film to more deeply understand the self and the other — spirals out of control. Father struggles with addiction and the boundaries between filmmaking and real life get blurred, distorted and ripped away in this mesmerizing portrait of a boozy father and a son left picking up the pieces. Scarpelli skillfully upends the traditional doc format, holding a steady lens to the way the act of filmmaking unearths, binds, heals and destroys.
*A live QnA will follow this screening.