The Fox Theatre
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BLIND CHRISTDirected by Christopher Murray. 2016. Chile, France. 91 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Upon learning of a friend's injury, Michael embarks on a pilgrimage across the desert to reach him, with the belief that he will perform a miracle of healing. Part road movie and part spiritual fable, Murray's enigmatic film employs a cast of mostly local non-professional actors, and moments often feel as if they could be documentary. The film's cinematography is sure-handed and subtly composed, yet it maintains its natural, meandering sense of authenticity.
LIGHTS BENEATH MY FEETDirected by Laz. 2017. Canada. 6 minutes.
In this creative short film, a young man has a unique way of coping with isolation. With a compassionate lens and without a word of dialogue, filmmaker Laz builds an enchanting yet bittersweet atmosphere.