Set along the Amazon River, Embrace of the Serpent is two interwoven stories that feature scientists seeking the same rare plant from a shaman who believes he is the last of his tribe.
Subtitled and filmed in black and white, it is actually, a gritty and disturbing picture of the European invasion of Brazil and its impact on the ecology of the jungle. Don’t let either the subtitles or the black and white deter you. This is a fascinating piece of movie-making that got a lot of critical notice in 2015.
Definitely embrace Embrace of the Serpent.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Battelle Auditorium on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus in Richland.
Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. A series ticket is $16.
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Embrace of the Serpent
Director: Ciro Guerra
Stars: 5 stars
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Not rated but probably PG-13 for mature themes, brief nudity. It’s playing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 only at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen.
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it’s your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don’t bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.