"Storm the Skies"
Directed by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares / Javier Rioyo
With exceptional force,
this riveting documentary depicts one of the most controversial historical
events of the 20th Century: the assassination of Leon Trotsky. Expelled
from his homeland, Trotsky is allowed to reside in Mexico after Diego
Rivera and Frida Kahlo used their influence to assist his relocation. But
tragedy unfolds when Ramon Mercader, one of Lenin's loyal followers,
locates Trotsky's hiding place in Coyoacan. Through probing interviews and
rare archival footage, the film probes Mercader's motivations and his
subsequent silence. Spanish with English subtitles.