Deets: Join us for the red carpet world premiere of THE VESSEL, starring Martin Sheen and Lucas Quintana. A discussion follows the film, with director Julio Quintana and actors Lucas Quintana, Jacqueline Duprey and Aris Mejias. Cocktail reception sponsored by Casa Mexico Tequila, I Love Micheladas and La Guelaguetza Restaurant. follows for all ticket buyers.THE VESSEL marks cinematographer Julio Quintana’s full feature directorial debut. The film is the story of a small-town, ten years after a tsunami destroyed its elementary school with all the children inside. Now, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.
Music, Dancing, Fireworks, Childbirth. In an unnamed coastal town somewhere in Latin America, these are just a few things that vanished from a small fishing village after a massive tidal wave crushed the local elementary school, washing forty-six children out to sea. Father Douglas (Martin Sheen) urges the grief-stricken mothers to have more children, but hey refuse, locked in a state of perpetual mourning. Until one night when a local young man slips off the pier and drowns, only to mysteriously waken three hours later. “Could this be a sign from God?” the townspeople wonder.
This enigmatic drama was executive produced by Terrence Malick, whom Sheen credited with his own spiritual awakening after the two had collaborated on the 1973 classic BADLANDS.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Who You May Spot: Julio Quintana and actors Lucas Quintana, Jacqueline Duprey and Aris Mejias