The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future (La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro) [In-Person Only] is happening on Sunday,July 30,2023 at 05:00PM to Sunday,July 30,2023 at 07:00PM at Northwest Film Forum with tickets starting at $14.
The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future (La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro) [In-Person Only] Wed Jul 19: 8.30pm PDT
Thu Jul 20: 8.00pm PDT
Thu Jul 27: 8.00pm PDT
Sat Jul 29: 5.00pm PDT, 8.00pm PDT
Sun Jul 30: 5.00pm PDT, 8.00pm PDT
$14 General Admission
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NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.
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Chile, France, US & Germany
(Francisca Alegría, Chile, France, US & Germany, 2022, 93 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
A choir of creatures introduces a world delicately constructed by fantasy, mystery, and magical realism in Francisca Alegrías poignant debut feature. It begins in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena (Mia Maestro, Frida, The Motorcycle Diaries) bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. This shocking return sends her widowed husband into turmoil and prompts their daughter Cecilia to return home to the familys dairy farm with her own children. Magdalenas presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilias eldest child, who finds much-needed comfort in their grandmothers love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition.
A lyrical rumination on family, nature, renewal, and resurrection, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future is an ambitious proposal for acceptance and healing, suggesting that the dead return when they are most needed.
Hauntingly moving and hopeful a folkloric tale that uses magical realism as a way to connect the intimate story of a family suffering from generational trauma with a timely environmentalist fable. IndieWire
A beautifully eerie and resonant tale about motherhood and the natural world solidly grounded, teeming with thought-provoking ideas, wonderfully atmospheric, and often visually striking. Screen Daily