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THE KRUTCH at Cemi Underground

In Celebration of Women’s History Month!


b&w 16mm/miniDV, 29 minutes
Written and directed by Judith Escalona
English, Spanish and German

The surreal story of a Puerto Rican psychoanalyst with a long-suppressed identity problem that erupts with some dire consequences. The film is unique in exploring the mental anguish and shame associated with racism. Stylistically akin to German Expressionism with an eye towards Buñuel, it occupies an absurdist space that keeps it from descending into the maudlin clichés of realism. With Jaime Sánchez as the mysterious Dr. Gúzman and Cathy Haase as his unsuspecting patient Mrs. Kleist.

Friday, March 7, 7PM

Cemi Underground at Galeria Cemi
1799 Lexington Avenue (East 112th Street)