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Searing personal/historical suspense, Oscar winner The Official Story(Argentina)

  • Apr 19, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

"A glowing film, beautifully acted"--NY Times.

"Packs a massive emotional punch"--Time Out/London

Suspenseful, memorable, powerful human and political drama centering on a family in 1970s Argentina whose lives are altered deeply by the question of whether they have gained their little adopted daughter from taking advantage and/or being willfully ignoranct of artrocities during a time of dictatorship.

In Spanish; English subtitles. Released in 1985. 112 mins. Dir. Luis Puenzo

Honors: Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar Nominee for Best Actress, Norma Aleandro

Oscar Nominee for Best Screenplay

Winner, Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival; and New York Film Critics

Synopsis (by Roger Ebert):

"Years after the arrival of her young adopted daughter, Alicia finds herself asking some questions:

Where, exactly, did the little girl come from?

Was she indeed obtained through the normal adoption channels in Argentina, as her husband Roberto, a wealthy, powerful man with connections in industry and government, insists?

Or was she stolen from a mother who was a political prisoner, one of the many of the 'disappeared," killed or jailed by the ruling military junta?

Is it moral for parents to ignore those questions because they love their adopted daughter so much?

These are the heartbreaking dilemmas of "The Official Story," a film that deals with poitical turmoil in Argentina  through the story of a single family."
 

Meeting Place: both the building and theater are wheelchair accessible: We are going to meet in new private theater downtown to which Jane has access (seats up to about 15, projector, stadium style seating).

THE MAIN THING YOU NEED TO DO IS TO GET TO THE INTERSECTION OF 6th AVE NO. AND CHURCH ST--SEE MORE BELOW

Parking is available across the street in the Main Public Library parking lot on 6th Ave No., a half block down from intersection of 6Th & Church.
Parking also might be available on 5th or 6th but the library is a sure thing!

*****Anyone taking MTA , to come downtown, take #7; it stops at Church & 9th Ave. No. (after Lifeway announcement) or main station about 3 short blocks away; and going home, the #7 stops about 2 blocks up on 6th Ave. No. The #3 also stops at the main station if you are coming downtown; and right across the street on 6th Ave. going back towards West End. *****

Jane will be in the lobby to greet you or you can buzz the concierge. Her cell number is [masked] in case you need directions.

***Coffee and conversation in the very cozy lounge before the movie.****

Derek's Additional Directions:

  If this will be your first visit, the most important thing is plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space (I recommend the library too) and find the building. 

Also, print these directions or be able to access them from your phone.

The Private Theater is in The Cumberland at 555 Church Street at the corner of 6th and Church.  On the other corner of 6th and Church on the same side of the street is the Nashville Public Library.  On the other side of The Cumberland is a UPS Store, then Quizno's Subs, then McKendree United Methodist Church at 523 Church.  Subway is directly across the street from The Cumberland facing it.

You go through 2 sets of double doors when entering The Cumberland.   The 2nd set of double doors is straight ahead.  You can Press 6# for the Concierge Desk for either set of doors that are usually locked.

 After going through the 2nd set of double doors, walk straight ahead until you can't walk further.  You will pass the Club room/lounge on your right where everyone may be if you arrive early enough.

  If you don't see them, then turn to your left where the hall dead ends at the[masked] sign.  Then, at the Storage Room door sign - go to your right.  You will pass the exercise room.  You'll see the Media Center door straight ahead.  That's it.  Go through that door and then you'll go through another door that says Media Center.  There are also restrooms there. 

 Again, print these directions or be able to access them if you are going for the first time.  Thanks and have a great time!



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  • Yuan

    Just found out that April 18-25 is Nashville Film Festival, downstairs of Greenhills Movie Theatre.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    After Hours made me completely forget my work week. :) What a bizarre and dark comedy. A great choice, Jane!

    April 20, 2013

  • jane d.

    Glad people enjoyed Scorsese's After Hours since I was sent a bum copy of The Official Story. I will have to reschedule that one. Thanks for being good sports!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks awesome!

    April 1, 2013

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