To quash civic unrest in the late 1960s, the Mexican government massacred dozens of students and injured hundreds more. To avenge those deaths, a man named Carlos Castaneda de la Fuente tried to assassinate then-president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Mexican authorities effectively declared him insane, locked him up and essentially threw away the key – for 40 years. Slow-moving and narratively disjointed, the film tracks Castaneda’s epic journey through prison hell and the tragic consequences for his mental and physical health.
April 29, 9:15 p.m., Lightbox; April 30, 1 p.m., Scotiabank.