Cadejo Blanco

Friday, June 16 - Thursday, July 6, 2023

The screenings on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at 7:10 p.m. will be followed by Q&As with director Justin Lerner and producer Pedro Murcia! Lerner in person to introduce 1:40 show on Sunday, June 18

Sarita goes out dancing one night at the insistence of her free-spirited sister, Bea. Uncharacteristically, Sarita dances the night away, heading home alone when the party drags on too late. The next morning, after calling friends and neighbors, Sarita begins to panic when she realizes that Bea never made it home. The police are indifferent and unhelpful, but Sarita suspects that Bea’s disappearance has something to do with Andrés, her sister’s dangerous ex. Realizing she must take matters into her own hands, Sarita finds a way to befriend him and infiltrate his gang. With an unwavering determination, Sarita becomes increasingly involved with Andrés and the ruthless, violent underworld of Guatemalan street gangs. Praised for its “gritty authenticity” (Screen Daily) and cast with almost entirely non-professional actors, Cadejo Blanco is an intense, nail-biting thriller in the vein of SIN NOMBRE and MARIA FULL OF GRACE, that digs deep into the underbelly of gang culture.


  • Country Guatemala, Mexico, USA
  • Language Spanish with English Subtitles
  • Year 2021
  • Running Time 126 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Film Movement
  • Director Justin Lerner
  • Cast Karen Martínez, Rudy Rodriguez, Pamela Martínez, Brandon López
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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