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The Shadow of the Sun (La Sombra del Sol)

Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With director Miguel Ángel Ferrer in person 

Dir. Miguel Ángel Ferrer. Venezuela/USA, 2023, 100 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP. With Carlos Manuel Gonzalez, Anyelo Lopez, Greisy Mena, Jeizer Ruiz, David Olaves. Venezuela’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature tells the story of Leo, a blue-collar worker with a musical past living in the remote city of Acarigua, nestled in the Venezuelan inland empire. Haunted by financial debt and problems back home, he does everything he can to stay afloat. One day, his younger brother, Alex, who has been deaf since birth, offers him a solution: to participate in a musical contest in the capital, Caracas, performing his own original song. Winning the first prize could solve all his economic problems, so Leo, taking a leap of faith, unearths his dormant musical talent and does the seemingly impossible to change his and his brother’s future. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.