The City (La Ciudad)

Latin American immigrants seek community in a large, impersonal city.

Premiere Date
September 22, 2000
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
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    1998 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana Film Festival -Best Film by a Non-Latin American Director
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    1998 San Sebastian International Film Festival -OCIC Award
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    1999 Santa Barbara International Film Festival -Independent Voice Award
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    1999 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)-Best Narrative Feature
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    1999 Taos Talking Pictures Festival -Land Grant Award
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    1999 IFP Gotham Awards -Open Palm Award
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    1999 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival -Nestor Almendros Award for Best Film
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    1999 CineFestival - San Antonio -Premio Mesquite, Best Narrative Film
  • Producer/Director

    David Riker

    David Riker (born 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was born in Boston, and at the age of four, his family moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he attended a French-speaking school. In 1973, at the age of 10, his family moved to London where he studied at The American School. Riker is a graduate of New York University's Graduate Film School where, in 1992, he made Show more his first fictional film, The City (which became The Puppeteer story in the feature The City (La Ciudad). The short received critical acclaim and, among other accolades, won the Gold Medal for Dramatic Film at the Student Academy Awards and the Student Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. He is best known for his award-winning film The City (La Ciudad), a neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City. Show less

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    The Film

    The City (La Ciudad), David Riker's critically acclaimed program, is a collection of stories about the love, hope, loss, and dreams of Latin American immigrants living in New York City. Set in the present day, The City (La Ciudad) takes us inside this community of newcomers, creating a powerful and incisive drama about the loneliness, displacement, and economic hardship which they face in the new and unfamiliar world of the city.

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