Contracorriente (Undertow) is a 2009 Peruvian-Colombian drama directed by Javier Fuentes-León. Undertow tells an unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside. A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions. The film won the World Cinema Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, along with other awards in Cartagena, Montreal, Miami, Chicago, Utrecht, Lima, and Galway, Madrid, San Francisco, Seattle, and Philadelphia.
The free screening of Contracorriente will be shown on Monday, June 6, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent, located at 318 Sampsonia Way. For more information, visit City of Asylum’s LGBTQ Film Screening: Contracorriente event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.