Film CapsulesTheater Listings

GUARANTEED FRESH as of Thursday April 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm Listings are for Friday 4/13 through Thursday 4/19

Wondering why times are missing?

8 Murders a Day

Sportscaster-turned-documentarian Charlie Minn (A Nightmare in Las Cruces) turns his cameras on to expose the soaring murder rate in Juárez. The statistics are absolutely staggering—more than 3,000 dead in 2010 alone. News reports create a brutal on-the-scene portrait of life in the border town, while professors, journalists and ordinary citizens explain the complicated reason for the uptick in violence. Despite Mexican President Felipe Calderón's hardline stance against drug dealers, deaths have increased 70 percent since he took office. The real problem is rampant corruption, which makes the police and the military de facto drug dealers, waging their own wars with Mexico's poor caught in the crossfire. Minn's rough and dirty film gets down into the trenches to expose ugly secrets about the global economy, our southern neighbors and our expensive habits. 90 minutes