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Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film 'Crumbs' Is Headed To Theaters

The Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film 'Crumbs' will soon begin a limited U.S. theatrical run, which includes a weeklong stay in NYC.


Ethiopia's "first post-apocalyptic sci-fi film" may soon be headed to a theater near you. Next month, Spanish-born writer/director/producer Miguel Llansó's Crumbs begins its most extensive run of dates yet, which includes a weeklong stay at New York City's Cinema Village (Oct. 23-29). Llansó will be in attendance for the 7:15pm screenings on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24 (more information via the Crumbs in NYC Facebook event).

Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalytpic Ethiopia, the 68-minute film follows the journey of a "strange-looking" scrap collector by the name of Gagano (played by Daniel Tadesse). Explains a description on Indiepix: "Alternatively gripped by daydreams and constant fears, the diminutive Gagano has had enough of collecting the priceless crumbs of decayed civilization, including the most valuable: merchandise from Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. When a spaceship that has been hovering high in the sky for years starts showing signs of activity, Gagano has to overcome his fears – as well as a witch, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis — to discover things aren’t quite the way he thought."

Keep up with Crumbs on Facebook and see below for a full list of the film's upcoming screenings.

Marfa, TX – October 16 @ Outdoor Venue (Tickets)

New York, NY – October 23-29 @ Cinema Village (Tickets)

Amherst, NY – October 23 @ Screening Room Cinemas (Tickets)

Chicago, IL – October 24 @ Chicago Filmmakers (Tickets)

Albuquerque, NM – October 26-29 @ Guild Cinema (Tickets)

Atlanta, GA – October 31st @ Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (Info)

Denver, CO – November 1 @ Ramada Plaza (Tickets)

Phoenix, AZ – November 17 @ Phoenix Center for the Arts (Tickets)

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