El Amparo


Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 15, 2017 1:45 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 9:30 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Tags:Historical Drama
Social Justice
Human Rights
True Story
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:99 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Film
New Directors Competition - São Paulo International Film Festival
Print Source:FiGa Films
Director:Rober Calzadilla
Producer:Marianela Illas
Rubén Sierra Salles
Cinematographer:Michell Rivas
Screenwriter:Karin Valecillos
Editor:Gustavo Rondón Córdova
Mariana Rodríguez
Composer:Andres Levell
Principal Cast:Vicente Quintero
Giovanni García
Vicente Peña
Rossana Hernández
Samantha Castillo
Luis Domingo Gonzalez
Jesús Carreño
Filmography:Debut Feature


October, 1988. Early morning, in the small village of El Amparo, on the Venezuelan/Colombian border. Fourteen men prepare for a fishing trip. They argue with their wives, make breakfast, have some rum, and enjoy yet another normal day. Next morning, the local police has been told there’s been a shooting; two of the men, Chumba and Pinilla, return, shocked and despairing—the other twelve are dead, killed at the hands of the Venezuelan military, who thought the villagers were guerillas. Soon, the two men are faced with prosecution, and the villagers are turned against one another with the lure of money from politicians and reporters eager for a story. Based on a true story, El Amparo captures the devastation of this terrible incident, and wake that tore the village apart.

Director’s Biography

Rober Calzadilla: Rober Calzadilla was born in Maturín, Venezuela in 1975, and is an actor, screenwriter and director. He trained at the Juana Sujo School of Performing Arts and, in film, at the Central University of Venezuela School of the Arts. El Amparo is his first feature.