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Film & Talk: La Ciénaga – Between Sea and Land

September 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Join us for a special premiere of the acclaimed Colombian film “La Ciénaga: Between Sea and Land” (La Ciénaga Entre el Mar y la Tierra), which emerged victorious at the prestigious SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. It was recognized as the best world drama, celebrating the outstanding performances of Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz. Now, this captivating cinematic gem is coming to the United States with a screening at Timucua in Orlando, Florida.

We are thrilled to announce the presence of the film’s creator and star, Manolo Cruz, at this event. Following the screening, you will have the unique opportunity to engage in a conversation and Q&A session with him. Manolo will share his personal experience and insights into crafting a film that transcends the often-repeated themes of violence and drugs. Instead, “La Ciénaga: Between Sea and Land” illuminates our hearts with its profound message – a poignant reminder that love demands sacrifice and has the power to fill our lives with radiance. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!

About Manolo Cruz: 

“La Ciénaga: Between Sea and Land” (La Ciénaga Entre el Mar y la Tierra) marks the directorial debut of Manolo Cruz, a multi-talented Colombian artist who has made significant contributions as an actor, writer, and producer. At 41 years old, he stands as one of his country’s most seasoned actors, boasting an impressive career spanning an incredible 35 years dedicated to the craft.

His journey in the world of entertainment commenced at the tender age of 6 when he took on a prominent role in the highly successful series “Los Victorinos.” Since then, Manolo has left an indelible mark on the industry, having lent his talents to over 28 theatrical productions and appeared in a remarkable 45 series and telenovelas, including notable works such as “Escobar El Patrón del Mal,” “Sin Tetas no hay Paraíso,” “María Magdalena,” among others.

Manolo Cruz has showcased his acting prowess on the big screen, featuring in 9 national and international feature films, each contributing to his rich and diverse filmography. Some of his notable cinematic contributions include “La Primera Noche,” “La Milagrosa,” “Retratos en un Mar de Mentiras,” and “Talión.” Manolo Cruz’s extensive and varied artistic journey has solidified his place as a prominent figure in the Colombian entertainment industry.

Join us Saturday, September 30 at 7:30pm for the film screening and Q&A with director Manolo Cruz.

Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.


September 30, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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