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The Longest Distance

January 24, 2015, 10:00 AMJanuary 25, 2015, 10:00 AM

The Longest Distance unveils two faces of the same country, Venezuela — a violent and chaotic city and a corner of paradise within the most ancient mountains on the planet. It shows two people in contrasting moments of their lives.  Alike as reckless travelers, a grief-stricken child sets out alone through an entire country seeking a familial bond, and an older woman seeks resolution of her own grief, guilt, and physical decline through her own last one-way journey. The lives of the woman and her grandson intersect. They have known of, but have not known each other, yet are part of an unbreakable circle. The moments they share in the mountain paradise will enrich, heal, and bond. How do we choose our destiny or is it not ours to choose?

It is no wonder that this film, set primarily in the lush Gran Sabana region of Venezuela around Mount Roraima, has won audience favorite awards at the Montreal World Film Festival (Glauber Rocha award for best Latin American feature) and at Huelva (Spain) Latin American Film Festival in 2013. Director Claudia Pinto Emperador won the ReelWomen Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2014.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 113 minutes

Admission: $8 ($4 for children 12 and under) or $36 for a series pass good for admission to all six films.

Part of the Cinema Explorations 2015 series.


January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM
January 25, 2015, 10:00 AM


Railroad Square Cinema
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Waterville, ME
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