CineCulture, together with Filmworks presents: NO, May 10: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO
NO (2012) May 10, 5:30 & 8:30: The Toronto Globe and Mail calls this Chilean political drama “a cunning combination of high-stakes drama and media satire.” Chile’s Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie stars Gael García Bernal as a young advertising executive who spearheads a campaign to free Chile from the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet. In 1988, due to international pressure, Pinochet is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Against all odds, with scant resources, and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, the ad man and his team devise an audacious plan for the opposition to win the election and set Chile free. Based on the unpublished stage play “El Plebiscito,” written by Antonio Skármeta. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 118 minutes.
After the 5:30 show, join Dr. William Skuban to talk about the film. Dr. Skuban is a professor of Latin American history and chair of the Department of History at California State University, Fresno. He obtained his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of California, Davis with research specializations in Peruvian and Chilean history. He is author of the book, Lines in Sand: Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier (New Mexico, 2007), as well as various articles on nationalism, international relations and nation-state formation in publications such as Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Revista Andina, and the edited volume Ampliando miradas: Chile y su historia en un tiempo global (Santiago, 2009). Discussion moderated by Filmworks board member Dr. Mary Husain. http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/historydept/faculty/faculty-wskuban.html
Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Tickets and details are available at FresnoFilmworks.org or at (559) 960-7032.
For more information:
Fresno Filmworks: http://www.fresnofilmworks.org/
CineCulture Club: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179, Fall Schedule # 73279) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
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