!Las Sandinistas! - LAST DAY!

Mar 29 to Apr 1
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Jenny Murray - 2018 - 96m - U.S. / Nicaragua - In Spanish with English subtitles and in English - No Matinees

This new documentary reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution - and who continue to lead popular movements for democracy and equality today.

"This is far from the first film to try to dig deeper into the Sandinista movement, but it's arguably the best. This feat is accomplished in no small part by telling the story from the perspective of the women who fought with and supported the movement, taking us deep inside the push for revolutionary change that, all demonization be damned, accomplished some great and exciting things for a country that had been long stagnant under dictatorial rule... Paints an in depth and intimate portrayal of FSLN that pierces right to the core of the revolutionary ideals that moved them. Through their eyes, the movement is intensely humanized, and their so-called evil is given a face that tells another side to the story-one that showcases the improvement of healthcare, education, and the lives of so many in Nicaragua... Murray explores this all with shocking depth and stunning detail, creating a powerful portrait of the nature of freedom and what it means to be willing to die to earn it." - James Roberts, Glide Magazine  

"Rousing...does a good job laying out the rise, fall and resurgence of the revolutionary body." - Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

"Women who fought and died for the Sandinistas tell stories about the triumphs--and failures--of the Nicaraguan revolution in this fascinating feminist documentary." - Screen Anarchy

"A rousing, tribute to the female members of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista party." - The Hollywood Reporter

"!Las Sandinistas! is Jenny Murray’s first feature-length documentary and a fascinating tale chronicling the rise and fall of the revolutionary group that overthrew the Nicaraguan government. Shifting from the viewpoint of the various lead subjects, !Las Sandinistas! elevates its subject matter beyond mere footnote in the Iran Contra debacle, giving us powerful peek into the female half of the revolution." - Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while, and I hope gets seen enough to make it into contention for next year’s Academy Awards. It’s certainly Oscar-worthy. If this is the best movie I see at SXSW this year, I will have had a great festival." - Graphic Policy

"A documentary of ripe impact and value...with its rich archival footage, and its nuts-and-bolts view of a revolution that was every bit as seismic as the one in Cuba, it’s instructive to see how the rebellion against an autocracy gets built: gun by gun, body by body, skirmish by skirmish." -Variety 

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