Apr 13, 2013 · 6:45 PM
Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, No (in Spanish with English subtitles), opens in Raleigh at The Colony on April 12, 2013.
In 1988, in an effort to extend and legitimize its rule, the Chilean military junta announced it would hold a plebiscite to get the people’s permission to stay in power. Despite being given 15 minutes a day to plead its case on television, the anti-Pinochet opposition was divided and without a clear message. Enter Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), an ad man who, after a career pushing soft drinks and soap, sets out to sell Chileans on democracy and freedom. Winner of the top prize in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, No is little short of a miracle: shooting on U-matic video tape to give the film the look of the Eighties, Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, Post Mortem) has created a smart, funny and totally engrossing political thriller with a powerful resonance for our times.
Tickets are $8.50 and The Colony accepts * CASH ONLY *.
Let’s gather 15-20 mins before show time at 7:00 pm. Afterwards, we can take a short 5 minute drive to Tribeca Tavern (6004 Falls of Neuse Rd) for food and conversation (for those that are interested).