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Screening of "Undertow"­

  • Sep 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Bill's condo

Undertow  (Contracorriente)

Peru 2009 in Spanish with English subtitles

This film won awards at world-class film festivals like Sundance and Montreal as well as major gay festivals in Miami, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia.  It was also Peru's entry as Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards.

Until some Silver Screenings members brought it to my attention, I'd never heard of it.  And the online trailer did not make me eager to see it.  But then (new member) Jonathan F. loaned me his Blue-ray copy.  When I watched it, I knew immediately I wanted our group to see it.  It's every bit the awesome gay experience he (and others) told me it was.

Some quotes: (IMDb) 'Russell' of San Francisco: "One of the best new films exploring gay male identity, love and relationships.  The writer, director, cinematographer and cast do a great job of exploring small-town life in Peru -in this case a rustic seaside village- with its traditions, superstitions and class differences.  The scenic beauty, the musical score, the performances, the unexpected plot twists and turns and the mix of reality and fantasy all create a magical experience."

(Amazon member) 'Cesar Silvestre' of Portugal: "There are lots of things that we are not told in the beginning or the middle of this movie.  We do not know who the characters are, where they came from or how they started their relationships.  And the truth is, we don't need to know these facts.  In the end, all we need to acknowledge is that this is a movie about love" in all its diverse and beautiful aspects.

Please arrive at 6:00p for drinks, snacks & socializing, followed by Chinese food dinner.

Movie starts at 7:00p   1 hour 40 min.

$7 -$10 donation for food.  

New gate policy: The front gate is now locked. To open it, press 02005 on the entrance panel (NOT preceded by #) Or call me from your cell at 818. [masked]


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  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great movie! Twenty-four hours later and I'm still thinking about it. Thanks for screening it. I will have to pick this DVD up. I want to show it to all my friends.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Robert C.

      It was really a great movie. I personally would not be able to watch it again, because it brings back too many memories. Don't mean to be a downer. The movie, actors, the location shots where fantastic.

      October 1, 2013

    • Bill W.

      Upper or downer movies: seeing them expand our visual, emotional and inner world and the way we relate to our daily life and to society. "Undertow" is a perfect example.

      October 1, 2013

  • Robert C.

    What is the code to enter your building? Forgot from last time.

    September 29, 2013

    • Bill W.

      Sorry it got left off of this event's notice. New gate policy: The front gate is now locked. To open it, press 02005 on the entrance panel (NOT preceded by #) Or call me from your cell at 818. [masked]

      September 29, 2013

  • Robb

    Hey Bill-- I need vegetarian and/or a chicken pizza for my heart diet, can't do pepperoni or sausage & need no dressing on the salad. sorry to be a pain...

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Bill W.

      I know you were referring to next month's dinner but I want to make clear to everyone it's CHINESE this time (with veggie choices).

      September 25, 2013

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