Proyector presents DEATH IN ARIZONA July 15 at UnionDocs

Sebastian Diaz

Death in Arizona 2014 (trailer) from tin dirdamal on Vimeo.

Death in Arizona is a futuristic documentary of lost love and a tale of a dying civilization. It is an autobiographical portrayal of a filmmaker who returns to his lost love’s empty apartment in pursuit of answers. The changing life outside as seen through the windows confront the man and his loss. Distant voices of a tribe in Arizona that survive a meteorite make their way into this third story apartment in an obscure Bolivian city.

Director Tin Dirdamal will be in attendance for discussion following the film.
Screening presented with Cinema Tropical.

Winner, Best Documentary at Miradas Doc – Spain
Oficial Selection, Visions du Reél – Nyon, Suiza
Ambulante, Morelia International Film Festival, Riviera Maya Film Festival – Mexico

Friday July 15, 7:30pm
UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tin Dirdamal is a director and producer.  Born in the North of Mexico, his films seek to find contradiction in contemporary virtue. Self taught filmmaker with studies in physics his work includes: DeNadie (2005),Rivers of Men (2011), and Death in Arizona (2014). His films have been booed and applauded in IDFA, Visions du Reel, BAFICI… They have received awards at Sundance and Documenta Madrid. He has received grants from the Sundance Institute and a Rockefeller Media Artists Fellowship through the Tribeca Film Institute. He is a documentary film teacher in the Yucatan.

Proyector Film Series is a platform in New York City to watch and discuss contemporary independent films from Mexico, which -despite their recognition at international festivals- get very limited distribution and exposure. The themes and characters that the works present fall outside of the cliches of Mexico portrayed by the media. The formal exploration of these films break away from commercial production schemes. The film series is curated by New York-based Mexican filmmaker and independent programmer Sebastian Diaz in diverse venues, such as UnionDocs and Maysles Cinema.

Thanks to the support of Remezcla, Cinelandia, New York Latin CultureMexican Cultural Institute of New York, Mex And The City, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, NACLA.