Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made
DIRECTOR: MIKA KAURISMäKI
CAST: SAMUEL FULLER , JIM JARMUSCH
Introduced by Samantha Fuller.
Preparing to make a John Wayne jungle adventure vehicle for Fox, Fuller headed into the Amazon basin with a 16mm camera on an intrepid scouting trip among the Karaja Indians. At the behest of Kaurismäki he returned forty years later, forming an irresistible double-act with deadpan travel companion Jim Jarmusch, with whom he plunges back into the underbrush to revisit old Karaja friends, a touching encounter which opens itself to meditations on the power of the cinematic device to stir memory and awaken the dead.