Canoa Reviews

September 11, 2020
Canoa: A Shameful Memory is a horrific reenactment worthy of reexamination in our increasingly troubled political climate.
September 30, 2019
Canoa is a film with a horrific message that is still timely and important.
December 27, 2018
...stripped from all this historical and cultural context, many modern viewers unfamiliar with Mexican cinema might find the film ponderous, uneven, and even disengaging.
April 21, 2017
[T]he portrait of a community leader manipulating the ignorant and illiterate to blindly follow him through fear, xenophobia, and religion is relevant to any time and place ...
April 3, 2017
a particularly sharp, unrelenting portrait of how groups and individuals-anywhere at any time-can be demonized to the point of inciting physical violence
March 27, 2017
A deeply disturbing study of mass hysteria, a lasting cultural document of "a shameful memory"...and a culturally specific but widely relevant snapshot of that late-'60s moment of student rebellion being met by violent institutional crackdowns. [Blu-ray]