Event | Film

La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, US, 1h 28’)

Organized by NYU Professor James Fernández

The film was screened at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center when it first came out 15 years ago, and now we will screen the newly remastered version, at this special commemorative event. Director David Riker and some of the film’s cast will be present at the screening and discussion.

Glenn Lovell wrote in “ Variety”: “A heartbreaking look at the abuses heaped on Latino laborers in New York City, David Riker’s “The City” can take its place beside such postwar neo-realist classics as Rossellini’s “Paisan” and Buñuel’s “Los Olvidados.”

trailer: https://vimeo.com/129712324

In Spanish with English subtitles.