The Fourth Kingdom, an Academy Award qualifying documentary directed by Adán Aliaga and Alex Lora Premieres in New York! It will be screened at three major film events in the city: Brooklyn Film Festival, Rooftop Summer Series and the Americas Film Festival. On the West Coast you can watch it at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on June 21, and in UK opens at the prestigious Sheffield Doc Fest on June 12.
The Fourth Kingdom portrays the lives of the inhabitants of “Sure We Can”, a non-profit recycling center where societies outcasts can redeem cans for money. It premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival winning the first prize in the Mini-doc category, qualifying the film for the 90th Academy Awards. Through still compositions and the use of vintage recordings, the filmmakers capture the essence of the place and its inhabitants. Beyond that, the audience will discover a satirical parallelism with the current American politics and its myths: the fear of the other, the fraudulent contradiction of the progress, and the lie that the paradise of opportunities represents. All the American greatness advocated by Donald Trump is pitched here in the alien/alienated characters that subsist in The Fourth Kingdom, a microcosm that shows the consequences of the excesses in capitalist society.
The Fourth Kingdom is the first collaboration between Adán Aliaga and Alex Lora-Cercós, award-winning Spanish directors who’s works have screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, IDFA, Rotterdam, Hot Docs, Chicago, Raindance, RiverRun, Traverse City, Malaga, Valladolid, L’Alternativa, or Documenta Madrid among others. Producers include Carmen Vidal, Alex Kruz, and Eduardo Moises Escribano Solera.
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Screening times: NEW YORK: BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL 10:30 pm | Tuesday June 6 | Windmill Studios 2:00 pm | Saturday June 10 | Windmill Studios Buy tickets https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/films/detail.asp?fid=1777 ROOFTOP SUMMER SERIES 7:30 pm | Friday June 9 | New Design High School Buy tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-new-york-non-fiction-tickets-34154905241?aff=website THE AMERICAS FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK 6:00 pm | Thursday June 15 | NYU’s King Juan Carlos I WEST COAST PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL 1:00 pm | Wednesday June 21 | Camelot Theatres UK SHEFFIELD DOC FEST 3:15 pm | Monday June 12 | The Light Screen 6