LA CAMIONETA




SYNOPSIS

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and reconstructed as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.

World Premiere: 2012 SXSW Film Festival
International Premiere: 2013 Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
Running Time: 72 min & 52 min
USA & Guatemala // Color // HD // Spanish & English



SCREENINGS

UPCOMING SCREENINGS
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art - August 7, 2014
American Sociological Association - August 16-19, 2014
Film Streams - September 16, 2014
National Gallery of Art - September 17 & 19, 2014
SVA Alumni Film & Animation Festival - September 19-21, 2014
Billings Farm & Museum - March 28, 2015


THEATRICAL RELEASE (USA), 2013
New York, NY - IFP at ReRun - May 31 - June 6, 2013
Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Independent - June 7-13, 2013
San Diego, CA - Digital Gym - July 2-7, 2013
Hamilton, NY - Hamilton Theater - September 4-8, 2013
Taos, NM - The Harwood Museum of Art - September 5-6, 2013
Wilmington, DE - Theatre N - September 6-8, 2013
Lake Park, FL - Mos' Art Theater - September 6-8 & 11-12, 2013
Boulder, CO - Boedecker Theater, Dairy Center for the Arts - September 10-11, 2013
Pittsfield, MA - Berkshire Museum - September 13-16, 2013
Tulsa, OK - Circle Cinema - September 13-19, 2013
Pelham, NY - The Picture House - September 15 & 29, 2013
Lambertville, NJ - ACME Screening Room - September 20-21, 2013
Miami, FL - Miami Beach Cinematheque - September 20-22 & 25-26, 2013
New York, NY - Maysles Institute - October 1, 2013
Santa Fe, NM - The Screen - October 4-10, 2013
Toronto, ON (CANADA) - Big Picture Cinema - October 4-10, 2013
Mesilla, NM - Fountain Theatre - October 4-10, 2013
Bloomington, IN - The Ryder - October 4-5 & 11-13, 2013
Bellingham, WA - Pickford Film Center - October 5, 2013
Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann Community Cinema - October 5, 2013
Phoenixville, PA - The Colonial Theatre - October 5-10, 2013
Durango, CO - Allen Theatres Durango 9 - October 9, 2013
Las Cruces, NM - Allen Theatres Cineport 10 - October 9, 2013
San Francisco, CA - The Vogue - October 20, 2013
Bryn Mawr, PA - Bryn Mawr Film Institute - October 22, 2013
Austin, TX - The Ritz (Alamo Drafthouse) - October 26, 2013
Chicago, IL - Gene Siskel Film Center - November 1-6, 2013
Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatre - November 4, 2013
Hunter, NY - Mountain Cinema - November 8-10, 2013
Wilmette, IL - Wilmette Theatre - November 8-14, 2013
Hartford, CT - Real Art Ways - November 15-22, 2013
Daytona Beach, FL - Cinematique Theater - November 15-16 & 19-21, 2013
Chattanooga, TN - Barking Legs Theater - December 5, 2013
Albuquerque, NM - The Guild Cinema - December 17-20, 2013
Portland, OR - Northwest Film Center - January 11, 2014
Camas, WA - Liberty Theatre - January 25-26, 2014
Helena, MT - Myrna Loy Center for the Performing & Media Arts - March 14-27, 2014
Brunswick, ME - Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery - March 18-22, 2014
Tunkhannock, PA - Dietrich Theater - March 29, 2014 & April 5, 2014
Jacksonville, FL - Sun Ray Cinemas - April 16, 2014
Philadelphia, PA - Scribe Video Center - July 25, 2014


THEATRICAL RELEASE (GUATEMALA), 2014
Guatemala City - Universidad del Valle - February 5, 2014
Guatemala City - Libreria Sophos - February 7, 2014
Guatemala City - Alianza Francesa - February 11, 2014
Guatemala City - Cine Capitol - February 12-13, 2014
Guatemala City - Universidad Mesoamericana - February 13, 2014
Ciudad Peronia, Villa Nueva - Cine en la calle - February 14 & 16, 2014
Guatemala City - Universidad de San Carlos - February 15, 2014
Xela - Universidad Panamericana - February 15, 2014
San Pedro La Laguna - The Buddha - February 16, 2014
Xela - Universidad Mesoamericana - February 21, 2014
Panajachel - Casa Cakchiquel - February 22, 2014
Guatemala City - Universidad Rafael Landivar - February 25, 2014
Antigua - Centro Cultural de España - February 26, 2014
Guatemala City - Universidad Panamericana - February 27, 2014
Antigua - Casa del Rio - February 28, 2014
Guatemala City - Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA) - February 28, 2014
San Pedro La Laguna - The Buddha - March 2, 2014
Guatemala City - Festival del Gen (USAC) - March 8, 2014
Xela - Casa No'j - March 13, 2014
Rabinal, Baja Verapaz - Festival de la memoria - March 18, 2014
Nebaj, Quiche - Cine en la calle - March 28-29, 2014
Coban, Alta Verapaz - Festival de la memoria - April 2, 2014
Xela - Festival de la memoria - May 4, 2014
Guatemala City - Festival de la memoria - May 27, 2014


THEATRICAL RELEASE (MÉXICO), 2014
Tijuana, Baja California - Cineteca Tijuana - April 19-23 & 26-30, 2014
México, D. F. - Cine Tonalá - October 8-18, 2014
Mérida, Yucatán - LA68 - October 8-25, 2014
Colima - Museo regional de historia de colima - November, 2014
Guadalajara, Jalisco - Rojo Cafe - November, 2014
San Andrés Cholula, Puebla - Sala Nueve - November, 2014
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo - El Cine Club - November, 2014


PAST SCREENINGS
FESTIVALS
SXSW Film Festival - March 9-17, 2012
Nashville Film Festival - April 19-26, 2012
Los Angeles Film Festival - June 14-24, 2012
CineSol Film Festival - September 8-16, 2012
AFI Latin American Film Festival - September 20 - October 10, 2012
Varsity World Film Week - September 28 - October 4, 2012
Heartland Film Festival - October 18-27, 2012
Philadelphia Film Festival - October 18-28, 2012
Boston Latino International Film Festival - October 25-28, 2012
Starz Denver Film Festival - November 1-11, 2012
DOCNYC - November 8-15, 2012
DocsDF (Mexico) - November 8-18, 2012
Festival Icaro (Guatemala) - November 15-24, 2012
Portland International Film Festival - February 7-23, 2013
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - February 15-24, 2013
Cinequest Film Festival - February 26 - March 10, 2013
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (Mexico) - March 1-9, 2013
Salem Film Fest - March 7-14, 2013
San Diego Latino Film Festival - March 7-17, 2013
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival - March 21-24, 2013
Cleveland International Film Festival - April 3-14, 2013
É Tudo Verdade Festival Internacional de Documentários (Brazil) - April 4-14, 2013
Minneapolis / St. Paul International Film Festival - April 11-28, 2013
RiverRun International Film Festival - April 12-21, 2013
Arizona International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2013
Cine Magnifico - May 30 - June 2, 2013
Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine, SANFIC (Chile) - August 23-31, 2013
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada) - August 30 - September 8, 2013
BorDocs Documentary Forum (Mexico) - September 6-14, 2013
Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival - September 12-22, 2013
New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema - October 3, 2013
Seattle Latino Film Festival - October 4-13, 2013
Americas Latino Festival - November 15-19, 2013
Festival de la Memoria Documental Iberoamericano (Mexico) - November 15-23, 2013
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba) - December 5-15, 2013
Sedona International Film Festival - February 22 - March 2, 2014
Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla (Colombia) - March 21-29, 2014
Festival Internacional de Cine Alamos (Mexico) - April 3-6, 2014
Festival Internacional de Cine Panama (Panama) - April 3-9, 2014
Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival - April 26, 2014


MUSEUM SCREENINGS
Portland Art Museum - February 9 & 17, 2013
Utah Film Center - May 21, 2013
Empire State Performing Arts Center - July 15, 2013
Wexner Center for the Arts - July 17, 2013
Harwood Museum of Art - September 5-6, 2013
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film - September 6 & 8, 2013
Berkshire Museum - September 13-16, 2013
California Center for the Arts, Escondido - September 14, 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - September 20 & 28, 2013
Rochester Museum of Fine Arts - September 21, 2013
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - September 22, 2013
Smith Opera House - October 11-13, 2013
Oklahoma City Museum of Art - October 12, 2013
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - October 13, 2013
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - November 1, 2013
Culver Center for the Arts - November 1-2, 2013
Norton Museum of Art - February 6, 2014
Ware Center for the Arts - March 8, 2014
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art - August 7, 2014
National Gallery of Art - September 17 & 19, 2014
Billings Farm & Museum - March 28, 2015


PRESS

"Kendall's eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly, mark him as a name to watch."
- VARIETY

"Quietly moving...an upbeat story of resilience, regeneration and artistic imagination." (*NYT Critics' Pick*)
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Unexpected and fascinating."
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A poetic, even dreamy, film."
- ARTINFO

"Remarkable...a brilliant microhistory of our globalized world."
- THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD

"Powerful...beautifully shot and gracefully laid out."
- VILLAGE VOICE

"Documentary filmmakers can make any number of rookie mistakes with their first features. Casting too wide a net is one of the most common. 'La Camioneta' avoids that pothole, beautifully."
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"A smart and engaging work...compellingly captures both the astonishing beauty and grim poverty of the land."
- ROGEREBERT.COM

"(An) impressive, lyrical, almost dreamlike allegory...A remarkable achievement."
- INDIE OUTLOOK

"An insightful documentary and a poignant allegory."
- INDIEWIRE / THE PLAYLIST

VARIETY REVIEW

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

FANDOR'S "BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2013"

CRITICWIRE'S "TOP DOCS OF 2013"

FEATURE STORY IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

ENTREVISTA CON EL PERIODICO


AWARDS

David L. Wolper Award
2012 International Documentary Association

CINE Golden Eagle Award
2012 CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition

NAHCC Award for Best Hispanic Film
2012 Nashville Film Festival

Best Documentary
2012 CineSol Film Festival

Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary
2012 Nashville Film Festival


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FUNDING AND SUPPORT



SUNDANCE INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM
JEROME FOUNDATION
IFP & FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER'S "EMERGING VISIONS" PROGRAM
KICKSTARTER CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
SVA ALUMNI SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
SVA MFA PROGRAM IN SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
FISCAL SPONSOR: INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PROJECT (IFP)
LEGAL: THE INDIE FILM CLINIC


CONTACT

Andrew Herwitz, The Film Sales Company
North American Sales
https://www.filmsalescorp.com
andrew.herwitz@filmsalescorp.com
Phone: +1 212 481 5020 USA
Fax: +1 212 481 5021 USA

Mark Kendall, Follow Your Nose Films
Director/Producer
mark@followyournosefilms.com

Rafael González, Ek Balam Producciones
Producer
rafache@gmail.com




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