Octopus in Its Own Ink/Pulpo En Su Tinta
6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood
An expressionist political thriller flavored with magical realism, Octopus in Its Own Ink is the tale of struggle under the oppressive thumb of dictatorship in Latin America. As hundreds are 'disappeared' by the secret police , Don Mario, a diplomat fallen from favor, schemes to get his family out of the country. Meanwhile, his sons face torture and death while plotting against the narcissistic ruler that is coming to dinner the very next night. Caught at the frenzy is the Marxist resistance leader simultaneously fighting sexism, the housekeeper whose love binds them together, the young boy whose nightmares tell him more than anyone else.
Thru - Jun 17, 2023