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"No" Nominated Best Foreign-language Film (GUILD 45TH THEATRE)

Join me at Guild 45th Theatre to view "No" the Oscar-nominated Best Foreign-language Film, scheduled to come to Seattle's theaters March 29th.

Landmark website describes as: "In Pablo Larraín's NO, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced by international pressure to call a plebiscite on his presidency in 1988. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO camp persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free."

NO is the Official Selection at the Toronto International and Telluride Film Festivals as well.  (Fully subtitled)

This is the trailer:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/no-2012/trailers/

Rotten Tomatoes gave the  film a 84% rating. Here is the link:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/no_2012/

PARKING: Available on surrounding neighborhood streets and in nearby pay lots.

The movie starts at 4:15 PM  and will last 1hr 57min; after the credits,  we will meet at the Lounge Room to decide a place for food and drinks. I understand The Rusty Pelican is within one block of the theater. There are also Chinese and Thai food, but they may be too small for the group.

Here is the website if you would like to check their menu:

http://rustypelicancafe.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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  • laura

    Hi Julie--
    We met in the lobby afterward and waited for people to join us. Did you look for the Asian guy in the hat? (George, our fearless leader) Or the beautiful Latin lady? That's Pat (Patrizia) who was wearing a red "meetup" badge, and hosted this event. Sorry we missed you!

    March 31, 2013

  • laura

    Fascinating, George. Thanks! Did you also notice the deliberately shaky camerawork, and the sudden, zoomed closeups? The filmmakers clearly were going for a documentary feel.

    March 31, 2013

  • Moniece C.

    Thanks for the detail, George!

    March 31, 2013

  • Moniece C.

    Very interesting film, I was intrigued by the actual filming process to get that vintage/ realistic look. Thanks to George for doing his homework and having the answer for me! Thanks to the entire group for making it into a fun dinner party after the movie! See you next time.

    March 31, 2013

    • George L.

      From the Boston Globe: On a production level, “No” is a beguiling house of mirrors. Director Pablo Larraín... shoots his tale on the U-Matic video equipment in use during the 1980s; the resulting visuals have the scuzzy, phosphorescent quality of images that just crawled out of the time capsule.

      1 · March 31, 2013

    • George L.

      Another source: The first thing you notice about NO is the quality of the footage. Director Pablo Larraín used U-matic cameras, which were the types of cameras used on Chilean television during the 1980s and provide the grainy resolution and antique look. While this may put off some audiences, this allows the movie to meld seamlessly into the archive footage of the political campaign commercials, police activity, and speeches by Pinochet. The U-matic touch makes NO come alive by convincing viewers to historically dislocate themselves and see René as actually living in the story’s context.

      March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing this.

    Paul

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • laura

    The meetup was a blast! Thanks for hosting it, Pat.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Pat F.

    Thanks so much for accompanying me to today. I hope you found the movie entertaining and maybe educational too as I did. Great seeing you at The Rusty Pelican afterwards too! :)

    March 31, 2013

  • BlueSky

    I Hope I Can Make It.

    March 30, 2013

  • Janet

    Sorry, have to work...

    March 30, 2013

  • Jessica B.

    I wish, but Tabletop at Columbia Towers is the same day.

    March 28, 2013

  • laura

    This looks good. I hope I will be able to attend.

    February 25, 2013

  • George L.

    A maybe "yes"

    February 5, 2013

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