SEPT. 29: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
(Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2016, Colombia, 125 mins, German, Portuguese and Indigenous languages with English subtitles, cert. U. Black and White.)
Nominated for best foreign-language Oscar, this profound and beautiful film set in the early 1900's tells the story of a man tracing the steps of a famous German botanist through the Cambodian jungle in an attempt to document as many plant species and indigenous tribes as possible before rubber plantations flatten the forest and both their habitats.