Shotgun Cinema’s Science on Screen: Kings of Nowhere (Los reyes del pueblo que no existe) (2015)
Shotgun Cinema hosts their last Science on Screen event for the summer, Betzabé García’s quietly beautiful documentary, KINGS OF NOWHERE. After a carelessly constructed dam breaks, the once-lively village of San Marcos, Mexico becomes partially flooded, driving out nearly the entire population; the film follows the three families that remain in the isolated village. KINGS OF NOWHERE will be preceded by a pre-feature short film, REFUGE (dir. Katie Mathews). Filmmaker Katie Mathews will be in attendance to discuss the impact of coastal flooding on immigrant communities. The feature will be followed by a discussion of coastal restoration work by Gulf Restoration Network‘s Wetland Analyst, Natalie Montoya.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, with the films starting at 7:00 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public. As a reminder, the Marigny Opera House is an alcohol-free venue, but we’d love to grab a drink and discuss the film with you afterwards at Lost Love Lounge. (Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are welcome!)
Please see our screening page for more details: http://shotguncinema.org/films/science-on-screen-kings-of-nowhere-los-reyes-del-pueblo-que-no-existe/