Environmental Film Fest: Summer Series

El Father Plays Himself

Expired March 27, 2021 12:00 AM
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A young film director returns to Venezuela, inspired to make a film based on his father's life in the Amazon jungle. He casts Father to play himself. What starts as an act of love and ambition — filmmaking to more deeply understand the self, and the other — spirals into a process which confronts Father’s struggles with addiction and his life devoid of his son. El Father Plays Himself holds a steady lens to the way the act of cinema unearths, binds, heals and destroys.

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  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Mo Scarpelli