MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

WOODPECKERS

Screening

03/04/2017 7:00pm

Most of us have had moments where we have felt ourselves to be prisoners of love. This ingeniously conceived feature from the Dominican Republic’s José María Cabral, meanwhile, explores the possibility of finding love in an actual prison.
Julián is an inmate with a rather peculiar task. At the risk of engendering harsh punishment, Julián communicates across gender-restricted prison yards with Yanelly, having been hired by her ex-husband to act as a messenger. Julián and Yanelly innovate their own form of sign language, which they call “woodpecking.” As they peck away at each other from an otherwise unbridgeable divide, the two fall in love, sparking a precarious secret romance in the face of unusually forbidding odds.

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