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Filmmaker Nicolas Pereda depicts the frustrations of a rural Mexican community through a variety of narrative conceits, ranging from documentary-style interviews with the characters to staging the same scene in different settings, and his use of these devices, combined with his eye for regional detail, makes the movie feel like a Mexican cousin to Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill. Violence—including a murder that’s supposedly been committed by the teenage title character—seems to lurk everywhere, but Pereda offsets it with a deep affection for the characters; his portrait of small-town desperation never feels patronizing. Also on the program is Pereda’s striking 2008 short Interview With the Earth, a companion piece of sorts that explores how a child’s accidental death affects his peers. In Spanish with subtitles.