A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS

Jun 10, 2016 — Jun 16, 2016

The monster in question is feared and loathed in Mexico, as it is everywhere: the medical insurance industry. Sonia’s critically ill husband requires an expensive medication their insurance company refuses to approve. So we can’t help but admire her for taking matters into her own hands. What begins as a frustrating call to a bureaucratic phone tree, escalates into a grimly comic confrontation with her husband’s doctor as he luxuriates in a steam bath, and finally a violent hostage-taking standoff. Sonia does battle with all 1000 heads of the insurance industry: its brilliant ability to hide behind obfuscation and pettiness, its callous disregard for human suffering and, ultimately, its corruption. No matter your position on the Affordable Care Act — this film is for you.