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  • Ticket Price: $11
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Director: Ciro Guerra
  • Starring: Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Luigi Sciamanna, Yauenkü Migue, Nicolás Cancino
  • Format: DCP
  • Year: 2016
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up

The Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, opens Oscar weekend at Nitehawk!

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.