NO @ LACMA, Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM

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.



 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked this film even though I had to keep reminding myself at times to "read" the long dialogue on the screen. I think the old camera work gave one a sense of both the hope and fear and the incredible chaos that were constant companions to the advertising agency group creating this amazing campaign. So many movies leave you with little to remember. A month later you can barely visualize them. This movie made enough of an impact on me that I think it is somewhat burned into my memory visually. And I loved the carefreeness of the skateboarding scene at the end.

    1 · January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      good point

      January 26, 2013

  • ellen

    As to the core of this film, I agree with Jill that it shows the sophistry of political advertising. But also agree with Lindsie that much of it, particularly the fast cuts between time periods and personnel, left me distracted. However, it is interesting in the sense of a 4 camera genre film that uses documentary techniques. Beyond that, it presents an ongoing lesson in political manipulation and how easy it can be to confuse an uninformed population to accept a dictatorship, and that can happen anywhere.

    1 · January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      was so good seeing U=)))

      January 26, 2013

  • Jill

    What I enjoyed was witnessing the process of melding advertising ploys with a sober political message--the humor of that--and how it was ultimately effective in swaying public opinion very powerfully. Definitely worth it for that.

    1 · January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      agree

      January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I actually enjoyed the foreign film "No" starring Gael Garcia Bernal. It's about the marketing geniuses who produced the political tv campaigns that overthrew the dictatorship in Chile in 1987. It's a story worth telling and I'm glad I understood it. After the movie there was a Q&A with the actors and director. The director is very talented to have used a 1980s camera and actual documentary footage to preserve the visual the quality of the era. The 80s appeal was convincing.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Lindsie

    It was an interesting story, but not very well told. I'm not convinced that the choice of cinematography, i.e., using old video cameras and a standard definition aspect ratio, was a good idea. It was very effective in the riot scenes, indistinguishingly mixing new and archival footage for verisimilitude, but, for the most part, it felt like watching something on YouTube, and was distracting rather than engaging.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I only meet 6 out of the 45 people. The movie was ok, long and since I do not speak Spanish a lot to read sometimes even to fast to follow. The quality of film material was kind of 70ties. yeha, give great respect to the people who made it possible, the message was positive.

    January 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Definitely not a fave....

      January 26, 2013

  • Lindsie

    If you don't already have a confirmed ticket from LACMA, you'll have to wait in the stand bye line...

    January 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just spoke to Box Office. Looks like its sold out. You picked a goodie!! Enjoy!

      January 25, 2013

    • Lindsie

      Maria...standbye is the only way you'll get in without a confirmation...

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi So sorry to miss tonite. I have the flu. Have fun Fran Peters

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe there's a mistake in the top."It says "...and will be available to non-members on December 27"...Hope this helps. I am looking forward to thefilm and to meet some new and get together with old friends.
    Thank you, Lindsie

    January 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm confused. I'm a member, do I need to get a ticket for this event, is by RSVPing here I'm okay. Please let me know, and thanks.

      January 21, 2013

    • Lindsie

      Fidel...RSVP'ing isn't enough. You have to have a ticket from LACMA in order to attend. The link is in the description above. It appears that tickets are no longer available. There will be a standby line for those who were unable to get tickets. Admission for those in the standby line will begin at 7:15, if there is room. If you're in the standby line early, you probably have a good chance of getting in, but there is no guarantee.

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody want to meet at Marie Callendars around 5:30? Quick cornbread and coffee? or at the cafeteria next to the theater?

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    NOW I am really confused. I got an mail yesterday (21/13): You're confirmed for: NO @ LACMA, Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM...Is this correct?

    January 21, 2013

    • Lindsie

      If you're confirmed with LACMA, you're in. If you're not, you'll have to wait in the stand bye line...

      January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are no more advanced free tickets but since I really want to attend, will be going to the stand by line. But in the case I don't get in, I would not want this to count as a no-show.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have plans for Friday Jan 25. But I can go on Sunday, the 27th

    Are other people going to go on the 27th...

    How will I know who the members are in our group.

    How do I get a ticket

    Marie

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be attending, as I am more of a comedy, romance and time travel gal.
    Maybe next time.
    Stella

    December 31, 2012

  • ellen

    Have my ticket.

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket reserved

    December 29, 2012

  • Lindsie

    Tickets are now available...

    December 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it!

      December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just have my ticket reserved

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in seeing the movie Les Miserables

    1 · December 26, 2012

    • Lindsie

      Check the main site, Stella. We have a meetup scheduled for this Saturday at the Landmark...

      December 26, 2012

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