Violent skinhead Byron Widner’s face, neck and hands were covered with intimidating, racist tattoos. A series of painful laser procedures over the course of more than a year and a half was just the outward sign of an inner transformation. A first-person look inside the dark world of racist skinheads that offers hope in one man’s escape from a life of violence, addiction and bigotry.
A story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. The main characters are connected by the 1982 Guatemala then engulfed in a war where the military exterminated nearly 200,000 Mayan people.
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.
The Commons Center MPR
Set in the early 1900s, a wealthy family prohibits their son from marrying the woman he loves. As his life spirals out of control, he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. Based on a classic Indian novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye.