Lincoln Center to Pay Tribute to the Late Mexican Filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center will play tribute to the late Mexican documentary filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky (1977-2017) on Sunday, May 6, as part of its 5th annual edition of Art of the Real, programmed by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, in New York City. One of the best documentary filmmakers of his generation, Polgovsky died suddenly last year.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will pay tribute to him with a double bill of medium-length works: Tropic of Cancer (2004) a pointed dispatch from the deserts of inland Mexico, where impoverished families use homemade traps and weapons to hunt snakes and birds amid arid brushland, a state of existence that might as well be prehistoric; and Mitote (2012) which weaves through the hunger strikers, wrestlers, soccer fans, and shamans at El Zocalo, Mexico City’s vast main plaza, evoking a hallucinatory, vérité snapshot of the nation. 

The filmmaker's sister Mara Polgovsky will introduce the tribute program.