10.25.08 | 6:30PM | EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF SLEEP DEALER, SUNDANCE’S FIRST LATINO SCI-FI HIT
Dir. Alex Rivera. (2008, MEXICO-U.S., 90 MIN, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
In the near future, the world’s borders are completely sealed…except for a giant digital network linking people around the world. In Mexico, workers plug their bodies into computers to labor from afar for huge first-world companies. Some even sell their memories online. But not everyone is happy to become a virtual robot. Three strangers in Tijuana eventually risk their lives to connect with each other–and break the chains of technology.
Event will feature:
• Recent shorts by director Alex Rivera
• SLEEP DEALER—a new sci-fi film set in the dystopian Tijuana of the future
• Q and A with Rivera, hosted by film critic, Jason Silverman
• Afterparty follows at Fontana’s, featuring Nacotheque and Colombian electro-rockers Monareta
El Museo’s Teatro Heckscher
1230 Fifth Avenue
bet 104th and 105th St.
New York, NY
Sleep Dealer after party
Featuring Colombian electro-rock band Monareta, fresh from the release of their new album Picotero. Plus, DJs Marcelo Cunning and Amylulita throw down rock en español, electronica, cumbia, baile-funk y más.
Nacotheque at Fontana’s
135 Eldridge Street
New York, NY