Narco Cultura
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Fri, Oct 4, 2013 9:30 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1Sat, Oct 5, 2013 10:15 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Thu, Oct 10, 2013 1:00 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Sound Vision (Media Sponsors: WMSE 91.7FM & The Pabst Theater)
Runtime:103 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English/Spanish
Subtitles:English/Spanish with English subtitles
Community Partners:UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Shaul Schwarz
Producer:Lars Knudsen
Jay Van Hoy
Todd Hagopian
Cinematographer:Shaul Schwarz
Editor:Bryan Chang
Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
In Ciudad Juarez, thousands of homicide cases overtax the crime scene units as drug cartels slowly tilt the system's odds in their favor. Meanwhile, across the border, nestled in the safe embrace of El Paso, Texas, musicians work feverishly to meet growing demand for narco-corridos, waltz-like ballads that lionize the blood-soaked escapades of traffickers and kingpins (who play them over police radio channels in the wake of their violent acts) idolized for having escaped poverty and squalor. Cutting between these disparate scenes and showcasing a largely unknown counterculture taking hold across both borders, director Shaul Schwarz examines how a calamitous lifestyle remains so appealing as Narco Cultura continues to grow.