Next screening on September 2 at 7:30 PM
Featuring: No (2012) 1 hr., 58 min.
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. This engaging drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R
For a full description of the film with photos and a trailer, please go to: https://mrhsmovies.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/no-drama-film-on-pinochet-ouster/
Excerpts from film reviews of “No”:
* A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed.
* Grabs you hard, and keeps you riveted.
* Leaves one with bittersweet feelings about democracy, love and the cost of compromise.
* A terrific and thrilling drama about the power of hope, of optimism, and of bravery in the face of intimidation, and very real and extreme physical danger.
* Evocative and suspenseful, the film is a fascinating glimpse into recent history and the democratic process.
* A brilliant and highly entertaining film that's part political thriller, part media satire.
* Explores the power of popular dissent, and the coordinated persuasions of media, marketing, and targeted advertising in shaping the word “no” to invigorate a populace pessimistically conditioned to think that nothing will ever change for the good.
* The clash of ideas is fascinating because they boil down to what makes us human: are we driven by hope or fear?
* The video aesthetic blends beautifully with period footage to give a smart depiction of a nation in transition.
* Filmmaking of the first order.