No - Oscar-nominated Foreign Films at National Geographic (Ticket required)

Global Glimpses, National Geographic's showings of all 5 Oscar-nominated foreign films returns in February over President's Day Weekend.  They really do it up right - each film either follows or precedes a reception, all for a very reasonable price.  I'm going to list all five films because you can buy the series for just $41.  You can also buy each film individually for $9 each.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Most likely all films will sell out - certainly this one. No is the film I am looking forward to see the most. Gael Garcia Bernal stars. Rene Saavedra is a Chilean advertising executive who is recruited by the opponents of the Pinochet regime to create an ad persuading people to vote against a referendum supporting the dictator. While many on the left fear that the government will rig the voting, Saavedra hopes that his marketing skills can sell the Chilean people on the possibility of a better world. (Chile, 118 minutes) A reception precedes the film at 6.

Again, this film will sell out  You can click here to buy a ticket for just this or the entire series.  National Geographic is very easy to get to, just a couple blocks from the Metro or they have free underground parking.

Join or login to comment.

  • Kim H.

    I loved this movie and the opening reception. This was a very classy event overall.

    February 27, 2013

  • Yvonne M

    Thank you, Cathy, for the information. When watching the film, I wondered about certain parts.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Cathy S.

    The regime dumped their bodies on the outskirts of Santiago, thinking they were dead. But they revived and marched blind and burned until they were taken to an emergency center, where they were held under arrest. The American resident "Rodrigo Rojas Denegri" died of his burns, the girl barely survived. It was that that led the U.S, to back away from its unconditional support for the dictatorship. I suppose that is what the film maker meant by outside pressure. Finally the opposition devised the plebiscite commercials not a fictional character.

    February 22, 2013

  • Cathy S.

    People hated Pinochet, especially in poor neighborhoods. That insulting portrayal of a Nanny who is going to vote Pinochet because she thinks the country is getting democratic is a real distortion. At the time the poblaciones (slums and shantytowns) were under almost constant military occupation and the torture and killings were constant. Then the worst part of all. They show a Pinochet ad with a burn victim, who they claim was burned by protestors on July 3, 1986. The reality is two young people, one of them a Washington DC resident, were grabbed by a military patrol during the protests, had their teeth knocked out with a rifle but, the gasoline poured on them and they were set on fire.

    February 22, 2013

  • Cathy S.

    Film was horrible. If you want pure fiction this was it, but interspersed with real footage. Film opens with the lie that the plebiscite campaign was forced on Chile from international actors. That is just propaganda. The plebiscite was in Pinochet's own 1980 constitution. He tried to back out of it but it was the other generals that forced him to hold it because, they confessed, they feared the soldiers would break if they continued to demand they fire on unarmed protestors. By that time the protests were large and sustained for over three years, creating a crisis in the military.

    February 22, 2013

  • arul

    My plans changed and now I can go, but need a ticket. IF you have an extra or can't make it, please let me know. Thanks! :-)

    February 17, 2013

  • Ronn

    We'll meet in the reception that starts about 6. Have been trying to gather people towards the back. I'll have my sign and my # is 703.338.7494. Film should end about 9 and we can head out to get food/dinner and have discussion afterwards.

    February 17, 2013

  • Alison

    I'll be in dc for the climate rally. call me if any tickets come available

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need tix as well. Will try my luck tomorrow pre-show otherwise.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also would love to get a ticket if anyone has a spare!

    February 15, 2013

  • Katie

    If somebody has an extra ticket, please, please, let me know! I would love to buy it from you, because I would really-really love to see the movie! Thank you in advance!

    February 14, 2013

    • Katie

      Please email through meetup.

      February 14, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Could not get a ticket.

    February 14, 2013

  • Joel

    No tickets

    February 11, 2013

  • Erika S.

    If anyone ends up with an extra ticket, I'd be interested in purchasing it! Thanks!

    February 11, 2013

  • Cathy S.

    I am also looking for an extra ticket for a friend. If anyone has one please let me know. I lived in Chile and wrote a book about the resistance to Pinochet so know this period really well.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got tix!

    February 6, 2013

  • Brooke

    bought tickets!

    January 17, 2013

  • Brian

    If someone needs a ticket for No I have a spare. I somehow managed to buy 2 tickets. I'll sell if for cost - $9. Please email me via meetup. Thanks.

    January 17, 2013

  • Douglas T.

    I purchased my ticket

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got tix!

    January 17, 2013

46 went

Your organizer's refund policy for No - Oscar-nominated Foreign Films at National Geographic (Ticket required)

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy