Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his is brothers in order to find his own identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.
‘La Playa D.C.’, Official selection in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, has been called by Screen International “A quietly impressive first feature from Colombian writer/director Juan Andrés Arango. Absorbing rather than gripping at first, it confidently builds into a tale of hope and transformation.”
‘La Playa D.C.‘ has screened in multiple festivals in the USA including the Chicago International, African Diaspora International, Washington D.C. International, Palm Spring and Seattle International Film Festivals.
Find Tickets for La Playa DC at reRun Theater – HERE
Friday, July 19 – Thursday, July 25, 2013
IFP & reRun Theater present
‘LA PLAYA DC’
147 Front St