'NO' (Chile, 2012) special screening & panel discussion at the Avon Cinema
The Watson Institute & The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACs) at Brown University
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“NO” (2012) Film Screening and Special Panel Discussion
When: 6–9 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: The Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards, 'NO' offers a fictionalized account of the role played by advertising tactics in Chile's historic 1988 plebiscite that determined whether General Augusto Pinochet would stay in power for a further eight years. The film stars Gael García Bernal, whose performance won him the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
This special screening comes on the heels of the 40th anniversary of the coup that began the dictatorship and just before the 25th anniversary of the plebiscite that signaled its end.
The film will be followed by a unique discussion with former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos who, as a leader in the opposition movement, daringly defied Pinochet during a live television broadcast, and Genaro Arriagada who directed the real 'No' campaign on which the film is based. Watch a clip from the actual t.v. broadcast via http://bit.ly/14gYFKk
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved here to ensure admission.
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The event is sponsored by Fundación Botín and Brown University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Watson Institute for International Studies.
Watch the film's trailer at http://vimeo.com/54601931