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  • Apr 13, 2013 · 6:45 PM
  • Colony Theatre

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 *.

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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).

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  • Colleen

    Shawna, thanks for another educational, enjoyable night at the Colony!

    April 14, 2013

  • Shawna

    This was a wonderful movie, down to every last 1988 detail. The official movie website gives more info on production using a 1983 U-Matic video camera and the intentional flashes and flares using a hand-held camera, etc. There's also a brief historical timeline of Chile under Pinochet.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Shawna, for organizing a GREAT meet up. The film was very informative and entertaining, and company afterwards at Tribeca Tavern was the perfect end to a wonderful evening. Thanks to all for making me feel so welcome.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    The theater matched the vibe of the film and really took me back to that time period. Thanks for organizing!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Vicki

    running late! I won't make it tonight after all. :(

    April 13, 2013

  • Ben

    too much to do at home

    April 13, 2013

  • Nancy

    Disappointed that I'll miss it--something's come up.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Long day and late night yesterday. Will be watching movies in house I think. Catch you guys next time round!

    April 13, 2013

  • Ken

    Puedo practicar mi espanol!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Joanna

    I think I may not be able to make it, so I'll say no for now. Thanks for organizing it though - sounds like a really interesting movie!

    April 12, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    I have tickets to a play that night, but I'm pretty sure I can change the date.

    March 11, 2013

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