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LA CIVIL / Mexico
September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Cielo’s teenage daughter, Laura, is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. Despite paying several ransoms, Laura is not returned. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She finds help from Lamarque, a military man with an unconventional modus operandi, who agrees to assist her in her search – off the record – in exchange for information that she can provide as a local. Cielo’s collaboration with Lamarque will pull her into the spiral of violence that made her a victim in the first place.
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Tickets: Free to 2022 DFS members. Non-members $15 cash at the door. Complimentary coffee & pastries.
Covid Restrictions: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Seating is socially distanced. Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.