Opening this week at a theatre near you:
El Angel (2018)
Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro), a baby-faced serial killer becomes an overnight sensation in Argentina because of his looks. El Angel Website
What to Watch For: Based on a true story of Carlos Robledo Puch who was arrested in 1972, having killed 11 people. Due to his looks, he was dubbed ‘The Angel of Death.’ by the press.
Word on the Street: The film was nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
My Take: The film won three awards at the Premoios Fenix, Argentina’s version of the Academy Awards.
The film opens on Friday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Narcissister Organ Player (2018)
Documentary about Narcissister, a provocative and inventive performance artist that reflects on her mother’s illness and death. Narcissister Organ Player Website
What to Watch For; The film was nominated for the Chicken and the Egg Award at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Word on the Street: She was a contestant on America’s Got Talent.
My Take: In 2015 Narcissister won a Creative Captial grant for her project The Organ Player.
The film opens Friday at Plaza Theatre