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Landfall

Landfall

August 28 · 7:30 pm

Queens Drive-In.


Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

2020, US, 91 min., Spanish, English with English subtitles.


Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the US colony’s governor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance. While the devastation of María attracted a great deal of media coverage, the world has paid far less attention to the storm that preceded it: a 72-billion-dollar debt crisis crippling Puerto Rico well before the winds and waters hit. Landfall examines the kinship of these two storms—one environmental, the other economic—juxtaposing competing utopian visions of recovery. Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, Landfall reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: when the world falls apart, who do we become?

$35; one ticket admits one car.

EVENT DETAILS

7:30 PM Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:30 PM Film Begins
10:00 PM Q&A

All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

Co-presented with Rooftop Films.

Friday, August 28, 7:30 pm.

QUEENS DRIVE-IN AT THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368