The Trade

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Screening episodes 2 and 3.

Human smuggling from Central America to the United States has never been examined so deeply as in the new doc-series THE TRADE. Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) leads a filmmaking team that gains extraordinary access in the gang dominated slums of Honduras, stash houses of Mexico, and the riverbeds of the Texas border. THE TRADE journeys beyond the headlines to tell a  nuanced story of the dark side of the American dream.

Heineman selected episodes 2 & 3 to preview at the Sundance Film Festival and now at Pure Nonfiction ahead of the series premiering on Showtime. This presentation will include an introduction to explain what you need to know to start with episode two.

Screening as part of the Winter 2020 season of Pure Nonfiction.Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $18 for the general public and $15 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Winter 2020 films (Feb 11 – Mar 31) is available for $110 for general admission, and $90 for IFC Center Members, here.

  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Distributor Powershausen
  • Director Matthew Heineman
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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