La Ciudad (The City)
La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

In the tradition of neorealist films like Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief comes an American film (in Spanish) about Latin-American immigrants living in New York City. La Ciudad, which was screened in the American Spectrum series at… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 13, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

These four portraits of poor Latin American immigrants living in New York City draw out our fury over the large gap between the haves and the have-nots in America.

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Arthur Lazere

A work of film art that isn't in the least "artsy" because it is so deeply felt and so disciplined in its understated and unsentimentalized depiction of real lives.

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Julia Levin

it is the absence of any kind of inner force in the film that disturbs me more than its morbid subject matter

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

A haunting, compassionate look at the day-to-day lives of all too many New Yorkers.

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