Follow Your Nose Films has announced the U.S. theatrical run of La Camioneta, the acclaimed debut feature by Mark Kendall, a US-Guatemala co-production. The film opens for one week on Friday, May 31 in New York City at Brooklyn's reRun Gastropub theater, and in Los Angeles on Friday, June 6 at Downtown Independent, followed by a national tour including screenings at Digital Gym in San Diego (July 2-7), at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus (July 17), and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (September 20 and 27).
La Camioneta, a surprising and unique documentary film, traces the migration and transformative journey of a decommissioned American school bus to the streets of Guatemala. Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs
Winner of an IDA Documentary Award, and an official selection of the SXSW, Los Angeles, and Guadalajara Film Festivals, La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. Variety has praised Kendall, as "a name to watch."