COCOTE dir. Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Dominican Republic, 2017, 1h 46 min.
Cocote, a rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, follows Alberto, a kind-hearted gardener who returns home to attend his father’s funeral. When he discovers that a powerful local figure is responsible for his father’s death, Alberto realizes that he’s been summoned by his family to avenge the murder. It’s an unthinkable act — especially for him, an Evangelical Christian. But as pressure mounts, he sees few ways out. Cocote has won national and international awards, including Best Film at the Cartagena Film Festival in 2018.
The Program is free and open to the public. Seating is on first come, first served basis. Popcorn and soda will be served courtesy of CLAS.