Free advance screening with director Pablo Larrain and star Gael Garcia Bernal attending for a Q&A afterwards.
There's nothing like a good advertisement pitching happiness to overthrow a dictatorship, and this movie tells the story of the election advertisement that deposed General Pinochet in Chile. The movie took the top prize at Cannes "Director's Fortnight," if that means anything. Take a look at the trailer and get a glimpse of what looks to be an amazing story.
Tickets are no longer available for this screening, but you can get in the standby line and hope for the best. This has worked for a lot of people, but there is no guarantee.
There is no dinner planned before the movie because we should all be in line no later than 6:45. I will be at Ray's and Stark Bar for drinks at 6 PM, though, expecting to get in line at 6:30, if anyone wants to join me.
Based on a true story, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.