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HIFF2015: Movie Review – The 33 (2015)


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  • Narrative Feature / Special Presentation / USA
  • Director: Patricia Riggen
  • Writers: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera, Michael Thomas, Hector Tobar

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Patricia Riggen‘s The 33 recounts the harrowing 2010 story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days in the San José Mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile. The film spends equal time between the turmoil within the mine and the efforts above ground to rescue the miners.   Continue reading