CORTEZ

Directed by Cheryl Nichols


The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead


Category: Narrative Feature
Year: 2016
Run Time: 99 min
Cast: Arron Shiver, Cheryl Nichols, Drago Sumonja, Judith Ivey, Jackson Shiver, Cassidy Freeman, Dylan Kenin, Jon Kristian Moore

Synopsis: After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in Northern New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.

"It's not easy to find cinema that transports the viewer into a place filled with people who genuinely seem to have existed before the film begins and long after it rolls credits. Perhaps Nichols and Shiver being real-life partners who actually have ties to the region contributed heavily to this sensation--but Cortez is not a documentary, nor a home movie. It's a fully-fledged film and a special one worth seeking out." --Teresa Nieman, Screen Anarchy

Awards: Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, Atlanta Film Festival; Best New Mexican Feature, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival; Honorable Mention for Cinematography, Ashland Film Festival

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SCREENING INFO

Saturday, April 28, 7:45 PM
UACCB
$5 / $4 Students and Over Age 54
$3 Foothills Film Society Members

Cheryl Nichols and Arron Shiver Attending