Directed by Alex Rivera
90 min | 2008 | USA/Mexico | PG-13
English & Spanish w/ English subtitles
*Pre-film lecture with director Alex Rivera at 5:45 pm. Patrons to the lecture and film receive free admission to the exhibition from 4:45-5:45 pm.
Filmmaker Alex Rivera has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories for the past fifteen years. Sleep Dealer (2008), his first feature, is a Sundance award-winning science-fiction film embedded with profound political and economic critiques. It’s the perfect conversation-starter for discussions about issues as diverse as labor and immigration, technology and ethics, and globalization and the environment.
Rivera’s lecture and screening are presented in conjunction with the UMFA’s America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition on view at the UMFA through June 28. Attendees will receive free admission to the exhibition from 4:45-5:45 pm, before the lecture.
If free UMFA visitor parking and the adjacent pay lot are full, filmgoers may park in the LDS Institute lot or the lot at Guardsman Way-500 South. UTA bus and TRAX stops are also a short walk to the Museum. Visit http://umfa.utah.edu/directions for more information.