Donkeyote and La Chana at AFI DOCS
The 15th edition of AFI DOCS brings audiences in the nation’s capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking, including the Spanish documentaries “Donkeyote” and “La Chana.”
AFI DOCS brings the best new documentaries to the Washington, D.C. area with an expanded footprint in the heart of D.C. The Festival has built a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films that connect with audiences in theaters, and beyond.
Spanish documentaries at AFI DOCS:
- On Thursday, June 15, at 6:45 pm at AFI Silver Theatre. Buy tickets.
- On Friday, June 16, 8:15 pm. At Landmark E Street Cinema. Buy tickets.
- Directed by Chico Pereira, Spain, 2017, 85 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
The symbiotic relationship between man and animal is front and center in Chico Pereira’s portrait of a 73-year-old Spaniard and his two beloved companions, a dog and a donkey. As he attempts a quixotic plan to travel to the U.S. to walk with them along the Trail of Tears, Donkeyote shows how the journey can be even richer than the destination.
- On Thursday, June 15, at 8:45 pm. At AFI Silver Theatre. Buy tickets.
- On Saturday, June 17, at 3:30 pm. At Landmark E Street Cinema. Buy tickets.
- Directed by Lucija Satojevic, 2016, 86 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
Winner of the Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, La Chana celebrates the incomparable talent and spirit of Spain’s greatest gypsy flamenco dancer as she reflects on her storied past while preparing for a return to the stage in her 70s.