Please join Independent Film Society of Colorado to watch this incredibly beautiful Colombian film on the large screen at the Ivywild School! There will be a full bar, food can be brought in from The Principal's Office and hot fresh popcorn will be available for a donation!
The Wind Journeys (2009, 1h 57m, Spanish with English subtitles)
An aging man, Ignacio, rides his burro across a seemingly endless plain. Slung over his shoulder is an accordion, decorated with a pair of pointed horns. Behind him walks Fermín, a shy adolescent boy, unwelcomed by Ignacio but not rejected either. Another man drives up in a jeep and offers Ignacio money to play his accordion at a party given by the mayor. Ignacio bluntly refuses, saying he doesn't play anymore.
So where is he going with his accordion? That's the mystery at the beginning of The Wind Journeys, a film with as many shifting moods, shimmering tonalities, subtle harmonies, and exciting rhythms as the music we eventually hear from Ignacio's accordion and many others.