October 14 and 18

70 min


Member $10 | General $13


Sat Oct 14 8:45PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13

Wed Oct 18 6:15PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | Member $10 General $13

Manuel Chirinos, lead singer of “Los Plebes de Olancho,” tells his perilous story to a radio DJ in the United States where he has fled from his hometown of Olancho, Honduras. Back home his band was the preferred entertainment for the drug cartels whose power touches every part of local life. Manuel’s bandmates take us through gorgeous, peaceful afternoons with family, fun but unprofitable shows at neighborhood parties, and anxious, clandestine nights performing for Olancho’s jefes. Even after surviving a harrowing escape across the U.S. border, Manuel longs for the dangerous but beautiful place whose beauty permeates the melodies of his songs. -KM

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

PRD: Chris Valdés & Ted Griswold; DP: Shlomo Godder; ED: Andrea Chignoli


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