Sept 15, 2011. 7:00 p.m.
Born in Mexico City and residing in Toronto, Nicolás Pereda has shot all of his films in his native Mexico where divisions of class and geography, rich and poor, rural and urban, fuel his fascination with crossing boundaries and blurring categories, especially fiction and non-fiction.
In his most recent film, Pereda layers incidents and interviews, fiction and non-fiction into a spellbinding portrait of a rural Mexican town. In Summer of Goliath, Teresa grapples with depression after her husband leaves her; her son, just returned from the army, succumbs to boredom and violence; and a local girl’s death is blamed on a boy, nicknamed “Goliath.” Throughout, tensions, personal and political, roil the heavy summer air.
CIFO Art Space
1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136