7:00 PM


Programmed by Eleanor Nichols


October 3, 2024

The late, great documentarian Heddy Honigmann, a citizen of the Netherlands, returned to her birthplace, Peru, to make this typically quirky, deeply humanist exploration of everyday resilience and resignation. “For Honigmann, Lima is ‘the forgotten city’, though its citizens live in the shadow of the presidential palace. If presidents and dictators in endless parade have forgotten about the citizens of Lima, the citizens have not forgotten about them. In fact, if you want a concise history of the ‘scandals, dirty wars, and toweringinflation’ of the last few decades, just ask a bartender, a waiter, a leather craftsman. All recall to the ever-approachable Honigmann how they have created their own reality to survive an economy in ruins. What is revealed in their faces and their wisdom is, in the words of a poet, ‘a deep, unexpected tenderness: the paradox of the beast’. Take note, ye newly depressed Americans: this is something as serviceable as the social contract. From the youngsters doing backflips in the street for coins to the waiter who sagely admits, ‘I’m a clown’, survival is a performance. For all the good it does these average Peruvians, having their eyes wide open is a point of pride. But if realism is good, magical realism is better—the sort that allows you to juggle glass balls in the air in the middle of a crowded intersection, and call it progress.” – Judy Bloch, San Francisco International Film Festival. (2008, 93 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 PM



Heddy Honigmann

Heddy Honigmann



Things to Know

Our Venue

THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.

Seating for this film is club style with round tables that seat four people. Open seating.

We are located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 473-9152

Run Time

Run time is 93 minutes


THE 222 is all on ground level. There are no steps. All facilities are ADA compliant. Public parking is available on the north side of the building and along Healdsburg Ave. and Center St.

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Wine and beverage service is available at THE 222 through Grapeseed Wines. Please come early to make sure you have time to get a drink and be comfortably situated at your table before the event.

No food service is currently provided.

Age Recommendation

We recommend this performance for ages 10 and up. Children under 5 are not admitted.

Content Advisory

This performance has no content advisory and is suitable for all audiences.

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