Driven by the charisma of its star—the actor and dancer Duván Arizala—SOMOS CALENTURA (We Are the Heat) immerses audiences in the urban dance culture and dockside corruption of Buenaventura, Colombia.
First seen as a stowaway in a U.S.-bound ship, Harvey (Arizala) is thrown overboard and left for dead. Walking a precarious path to survival, he makes one dangerous move after another navigating his escape from the underworld.
This visceral update of 1930s gangster themes—desperation, betrayal, the aggressive crush of urban existence—filtered through a celebration of modern Colombian club life was directed by Jorge Navas, and is playing exclusively at The Frida in Orange County.
Through Thursday, February 28.
The Frida Cinema
305 East 4th Street, Santa Ana.
Available on demand from February 26.
From top: Duván Arizala in Somos calentura/We Are the Heat (2018); Arizala (center) with dance crew; Julio Valencia (center); Arizala. Image credit: Epic Pictures.