Drought / Cuates de Australia (pictured) the award-winning documentary by Mexican director Everardo González will have a theatrical premiere run in New York City and in Los Angeles this August as part of the 2012 edition of the annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase presented by the International Documentary Association.
Hailed as a "poetic portrait of a town withstanding terrible hardships, (...) Drought ranks with the best of recent Latin American nonfiction" by Variety's Robert Koehler, the film opens for a week on Friday, August 10 at the IFC Center in New York City, and on Friday, August 17 also for a week at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles. González will be present on both cities for Q&A sessions at select screenings.
Winner of the prizes for Best Documentary at both the Los Angeles and the Guadalajara Film Festivals, González’s fourth feature documentary tells the story of the residents from the communal land of Cuates de Australia in the northern part of Mexico that annually perform a massive exodus searching for water during the drought. During this exile, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their lands, a metaphor of a small town that hides from death.