April 10-14, 2019 | Denton, Texas, USA
The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan.

The Modern Jungle

2016 | USA | 71 MIN | Texas Premiere

Saturday, April 21 / 3:30PM / Movie Tavern 1

The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan’s neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. The film documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film.

DIRECTORS: Charles Fairbanks (in attendance), Saul Kak

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