Films - October 2011

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Czech

 Havel's Leaving
(Odcházení)
Directed by Václav Havel
(Czech Republic, 2011, 95 min.)
This absurdist film is based on a certain symmetrical composition of scenes mapping the last two days of an ex-politician's stay in a villa, before he is finally evicted.
The Avalon Theatre
Wed., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

English

55 Days at Peking
Directed by Nicholas Ray
(U.S., 1963, 154 min.)
In this epic telling of the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 — packing in Hollywood wattage as Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven — a Chinese secret society claiming invincibility against enemy swords and bullets sets siege to the foreign diplomatic quarters in Beijing.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Directed by Göran Olsson
(Sweden, 2011, 92 min.)
A treasure trove of material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the U.S. drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution offers an inside look at many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Blackthorn
Directed by Mateo Gil
(Spain/France/Bolivia/U.S., 2011, 98 min.)
Picking up where "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" left off, director Mateo Gil imagines that the duo managed to escape their standoff with the Bolivian army in 1908 and live into old age, with Sundance returning to the U.S. and Butch staying in Bolivia. (English and Spanish)
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 11, 9:45 p.m.
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., Oct. 14

Country Music
(Musica Campesina)
Directed by Alberto Fuguet
(Chile/U.S., 2011, 105 min.)
Dumped by his American girlfriend and robbed of his cash, Chilean Alejandro wanders the streets of Nashville with nowhere to go, stumbling through comic mishaps and cultural misunderstandings while getting by on his wits and a little Southern hospitality. (English and Spanish)
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 7:10 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 4, 9:25 p.m.

Incendiary
Directed by Sharon Maguire
(U.K., 2008, 96 min.)
An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a London soccer match.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Interrupters
Directed by Steve James
(U.S., 2011, 125 min.)
This documentary explores violence in America through the story of three "violence interrupters" in Chicago who, with bravado, humility and even humor, try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Last Emperor
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
(Italy/U.K./China, 1987, 163 min.)
At once sprawling and intimate, visually rapturous and psychologically brooding, "The Last Emperor" is famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's biopic of the last monarch of China's final imperial dynasty.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.

Machine Gun Preacher
Directed by Marc Forster
(U.S., 2011, 123 min.)
Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who find God and becomes a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Mill and the Cross
Directed by Lech Majewski
(Sweden/Poland, 2011, 95 min.)
This film focuses on a dozen characters in Pieter Bruegel's epic painting "The Way To Calvary" which transplants the story of Christ's Passion to Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564.
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., Oct. 14

Paraiso for Sale
Directed by Anayansi Prado
(Panama/U.S., 2011, 75 min.)
With low property values and crystal-clear waters, it's no wonder that Bocas Del Toro, Panama, is the newest Caribbean hotspot for American retirees. But every paradise has its price, and the rapidly expanding town is being torn apart by corporate greed. (English and Spanish)
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Oct. 2, 2:45 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 4, 5:20 p.m.,
Thu., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Plug and Pray
Directed by Jens Schanze
(Germany, 2010, 91 min.)
One of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, former MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum questions the belief that nature can be captured by scientific formulas by taking us on a fascinating trip to the laboratories of artificial intelligence in the U.S., Japan, Germany and Italy.
Goethe-Institut
Mon., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Restless
Directed by Gus Van Sant
(U.S., 2011, 91 min.)
A terminally ill teenage girl falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals as both encounter the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Toast
Directed by S.J. Clarkson
(U.K., 2010, 96 min.)
In this nostalgia trip through 1960s Britain, food writer Nigel Slater's childhood is filled with his mom's bad cooking, but he loves her dearly and is devastated by her early death — and horrified when a new woman's lemon meringue pies bewitch his father.
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., Oct. 7

French

Duelle
Directed by Jacques Rivette
(France, 1976, 120 min.)
The Queen of the Sun and the Queen of the Moon fight for control of a magic gem, a huge diamond that allows the possessor to remain on earth for a long period of time.(Preceded by "Voyage à Travers l'Impossible" (France, 1904, 20 min.))
National Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m.

The Imaginary Voyage
(Le Voyage Imaginaire)
Directed by René Clair
(France, 1925, 60 min.)
René Clair's send-up of a George Méliès fantasy is a quirky madcap fable with outlandish décor and three naïve office workers who all in love with their typist. (Preceded by "Paris Qui Dort (Crazy Ray)" (France, 1924, 35 min.))
National Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m.

Love Crime
(Crime d'Amour)
Directed by Alain Corneau
(France, 2010, 106 min.)
Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence, but she underestimates the protégé's own ambition and cunning. (French and English)
Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Testament of Doctor Cordelier
(Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier)
Directed by Jean Renoir
(France, 1959, 95 min.)
Robert Louis Stevenson's Victorian tale of a divided psyche gets a modern Parisian guise as legendary actor Jean-Louis Barrault, aided only by a wig and false teeth, plays both the demonic Opale (Mr. Hyde) and Cordelier (Dr. Jekyll).
National Gallery of Art
Sat., Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.

German

Auf den Spuren von Franz Liszt in Helvetien
Directed by André Vallana
(Switzerland, 2003, 43 min.)
In 1835, Franz Liszt and his lover, Countess Marie d'Agoult, embark on a journey together through Switzerland, traveling by train incognito in separate carriages, since Marie, who came from Parisian nobility, had just abandoned her husband and daughter. (No English subtitles)
Goethe-Institut
Wed., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.

Gesicht zur Wand
(Face the Wall)
Directed by Stefan Weinert
(Germany, 2010, 84 min.)
After the wall that divided Berlin and Germany went up, tens of thousands tried to flee the GDR to seek freedom. This film lets five victims tell the stories of their failed attempts to escape and of their consequent incarcerations. (Followed by reception and discussion)
Goethe-Institut
Wed., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

Mahler on the Couch
(Mahler auf der Couch)
Directed by Percy Adlon
(Austria/Germany, 2010, 98 min.)
Turn-of-the-century composer Gustav Mahler desperately turns to Sigmund Freud for help, tracking the psychologist down in Holland after discovering that his beloved wife has had an affair with the young architect Walter Gropius.
Goethe-Institut
Tue., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Money Go Round
(Schotter wie Heu)
Directed by Wiltrud Baier and Sigrun Köhler
(Germany, 2002, 98 min.)
The Raiffeisenbank in a small village in Franconia is the last bank in Germany to be run without a computer. Since 1967, its mission has been to make profit for the customer — a noble ideal or an outdated business model?
Goethe-Institut
Mon., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.

From Morning to Midnight
(Von Morgens bis Mitternacht)
Directed by Karlheinz Martin
(Germany, 1920, 75 min.)
The rarely seen cinema version of Georg Kaiser's infamous German expressionist drama is performed in live concert with the Alloy Orchestra.
National Gallery of Art
Sat., Oct. 15, 3 p.m.

Wolff von Amerongen – Did He Commit Bankruptcy Offences?
(Hat Wolff von Amerongen Konkursdelikte begangen?)
Directed by Gerhard Friedl
(Germany/Austria, 2004, 73 min.)
Corruption, insolvency fraud, insider deals – by depicting anonymous places of work and invisible capital, this film reveals the illegal networks of the economy that can easily elude our understanding. (Screens with "Homeland Stories (Geschichten aus der Heimat)" (Germany, 2009, 24 min.))
Goethe-Institut
Mon., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Italian

The Assassin
(L'Assassino)
Directed by Elio Petri
(Italy/France, 1961, 98 min.)
An antiques dealer (Marcello Mastroianni), renowned for his deceptive practices, is caught by the police, but the reason for his arrest is far from what he supposes in this pointed critique of politics and police power in 1960s Italy.
National Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 9, 4 p.m. 

Mandarin

Cape No. 7
(Hái-kak chhit-ho)
Directed by Te-Sheng Wei
(Taiwan, 2008, 129 min.)
His dream of rock 'n' roll fame in Taipei having collapsed, Aga returns to his hometown, a beautiful but quiet location on the southern coast of Taiwan. There he meets the beautiful Tomoko, who is trying to organize a group of local musicians to perform as the warm-up act for real-life Japanese pop star Kousuke Atari. (Mandarin, Japanese and English; screens with "The Fourth Portrait")
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Thu., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
(Di Renjie)
Directed by Hark Tsui
(China/Hong Kong, 2010, 122 min.)
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu, and a formerly exiled detective at the infamous Imperial Palace.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Fourth Portrait
Directed by Mong-Hong Chung
(Taiwan, 2010)
Alone after his father's death, 10-year-old Xiang survives with help from an elderly school janitor who tries to guide him through the dangers of life. But just as Xiang has settled into his new life, his estranged mother returns to take him away to live with her and his imposing stepfather. (Mandarin and Hokkien; screens with "Cape No. 7")
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Thu., Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m.

The Last Tempest
(Ying tai qi xue)
Directed by Li Hanxiang
(Hong Kong, 1976, 112 min.)
In 1898, Emperor Guangxu issues a call to modernize the imperial government, angering palace conservatives led by the Empress Dowager and stoking generational warfare in the Qing court.
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 2, 2 p.m.

Rebels of the Neon God
(Qing shao nian nuo zha)
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
(Taiwan, 1993, 106 min.)
Lee Kang-sheng stars as a young student fascinated with a street hoodlum life, an awkward misfit whose obsession ultimately goes too far in this richly atmospheric evocation of Taipei after dark.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Shadow Magic
Directed by Ann Hu
(U.S./Germany, 2000, 115 min.)
"Shadow Magic" pays charming homage to the arrival of motion pictures in China at the twilight of the Qing dynasty, as a young photographer is beguiled by strange new inventions from the West.
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 9, 2 p.m.

A Time to Live and a Time to Die
(Tong nien wang shi)
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
(Taiwan, 1985, 138 min.)
Exile affects three generations of a mainland family trapped in Taiwan by the Communist takeover of China, as parents and grandparents pine for their homeland, while the younger generation comes to terms with a country that both is and isn't their own.
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

Norwegian

Happy, Happy
(Sykt lykkelig)
Directed by Anne Sewitsky
(Norway, 2010, 85 min.)
Kaja is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys and who no longer wants to have sex with her. But when "the perfect couple" moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Portuguese

The Best Things in the World
(Las Melhores Coisas do Mundo)
Directed by Laís Bodanzky
(Brazil, 2010, 100 min.)
Mano and his brother Pedro lead fun-loving lives until they learn, in quick succession, that their parents are divorcing, their father is gay, Pedro's girlfriend wants to spend some time apart, and the high school's gossip blogger comes snooping around.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 4:45 p.m.,
Thu., Oct. 6, 9:30 p.m.

Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within
(Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora É Outro)
Directed by José Padilha
(Brazil, 2010, 115 min.)
Jose Padilha expands upon his original Latin box office sensation, moving beyond Rio de Janiero police brutality to pursue the bigger game of political corruption.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

The Tenants
(Os Inquilinos)
Directed by Sérgio Bianchi
(Brazil, 2009, 103 min.)
Valter lives a quiet life in working-class São Paulo with his wife and two kids, but his perfectly normal life begins to crumble when three delinquents move in next door and he becomes increasingly gripped by paranoia that his neighbors are guilty of every crime announced on the news.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Oct. 2, 9:20 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 4, 9:20 p.m.

Russian

Ballad of a Soldier
(Ballada o soldate)
Directed by Grigori Chukhrai
(Soviet Union, 1959, 88 min.)
In World War II, 19-year-old Alyosha asks for a few days leave as reward for single-handedly destroying two German tanks. Along his journey, he falls in love with a fellow traveler, but their time together is brief.
Embassy of Russia
Thu., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

The Cranes are Flying
(Letyat zhuravli)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
(Soviet Union, 1957, 97 min.)
With her boyfriend fighting in World War II, Veronika awaits his return amid terrible circumstances: losing her parents, her home, and being forced into marrying the man who assaulted her. Yet through the turmoil of an evacuation and resettlement, she begins to rebuild her life.
Embassy of Russia
Thu., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

My Name is Ivan
(Ivanovo detstvo)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
(Soviet Union, 1962, 84 min.)
After losing his family to the invading Nazis, 12-year-old Ivan is determined to aid the Soviet Army in any way he can, although the soldiers want to send Ivan away to school (and to safety).
Embassy of Russia
Thu., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Silent

La Chute de la Maison Usher
Directed by Jean Epstein
(France/U.S., 1928, 63 min.)
A stranger arrives at a country inn looking for the house of his old friend Roderick, a painter who is delirious as he tries to finish his wife's portrait before her looming death. (Preceded by "Edgar Allan Poe: Histoires Extraordinaires" (Canada/France, 1965, 25 min.))
National Gallery of Art
Sat., Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m.

Spanish

Abel
Directed by Diego Luna
(Mexico, 2010, 82 min.)
Nine-year-old Abel refuses to speak since his father walked out on the family until, years later, after spending time in a psychiatric hospital, he suddenly begins speaking again, but in the voice of a much older man — as the man of the house.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.,
Thu., Oct. 6, 7:40 p.m.

Bad Intentions
(Las Malas Intenciones)
Directed by Rosario García-Montero
(Peru/Germany/Argentina, 2011, 107 min.)
Cayetana, a precocious 9-year-old girl with a vivid imagination, spends most of her time tormenting her parents and taking advice from the ghosts of famed Peruvian military heroes. Everything changes though when she becomes convinced that she's going to die the day her baby brother is born.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 8, 5:45 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 9, 3:45 p.m.,
Mon., Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.

Chico and Rita
(Chico y Rita)
Directed by Fernando Trueba
(Spain/U.K., 2010, 95 min.)
This animated tribute to the golden age of Cuban jazz begins in 1948 as it follows pianist Chico and singer Rita, whose personal and musical relationship
takes them from Havana to New York to Paris to Hollywood to Las Vegas, across six decades. (Spanish and English)
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 5 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 2, 5:15 p.m.

Clubbing
(De Caravana)
Directed by Rosendo Ruíz
(Argentina, 2011, 95 min.)
Sent to a barrio club to photograph a Cordoba music icon, uptown guy Juan meets downtown girl Sara and sparks fly. But when Sara shows up the next day with her knife-wielding friend Maxtor to force him to work for their gang, it will put his love to the test.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., Oct. 10, 9:45 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 12, 9:40 p.m. 

The Colors of the Mountain
(Los Colores de la Montaña)
Directed by Carlos César Arbeláez
(Colombia/Panama, 2010, 90 min.)
In the mountainous region of Colombia, paramilitaries and guerillas can't stop a ragtag gang of boys from living and breathing soccer, but when their prized ball gets kicked into a minefield, three friends will risk everything to get it back.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m.,
Thu., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Hermano
Directed by Marcel Rasquin
(Venezuela, 2010, 97 min.)
Julio and Daniel get the opportunity of a lifetime when a scout from Caracas Football Club attends their soccer match on the dirt fields of their slum. but the two brothers begin to drift apart when tragedy strikes at the most inopportune time.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 9:30 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 4, 7:20 p.m.

Jean Gentil
Directed by Israel Cárdenas
(Dominican Republic/Mexico/Germany, 2010, 84 min.)
Jean is an educated and devout man, forced like many others to leave Haiti to look for work in the Dominican Republic. When he fails, he sets out into the incredibly lush countryside, only to find himself pushed further into loneliness and desperation. (Spanish and Haitian Creole)
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 8, 2 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 11, 7:40 p.m.

Karen Cries on the Bus
(Karen Llora en un Bus)
Directed by Gabriel Rojas Vera
(Colombia, 2011, 97 min.)
After suffering through 10 loveless years of marriage, Karen leaves her macho husband and takes to the streets of Bogota in hopes of starting a new life, but without friends or family to lean on, she quickly finds herself marginalized by society.
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 9, 6 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m.

Karla's Arrival
Directed by Koen Suidgeest
(U.S./Spain/Netherlands/Belgium/Nicaragua, 2010, 90 min.)
Pregnant teen Sujelyin has a deadbeat drug dealer for a boyfriend and struggles to kick her own addictions, but once Karla is born, Sujelyin is driven to create the family life she never had in this gut-wrenching documentary.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., Oct. 3, 7:15 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 5, 9:20 p.m.

The Last Commandant
(El Último Comandante)
Directed by Isabel Martínez
(Costa Rica/Brazil, 2010, 96 min.)
In a Costa Rican border town, a middle-age dance instructor struggles to make ends meet and ventures into Nicaragua, where 30 years ago he lived a very different life as a Sandinista commander.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 8, 12 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.

Marimbas from Hell
(Las Marimbas del Infierno)
Directed by Julio Hernández Cordon
(Guatemala/France/Mexico, 2010, 72 min.)
A down-on-his-luck marimba player turns to his delinquent godson to help him start his own band and together they track down a heavy metal legend in this award-winning film that blends documentary and fiction.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 8, 4 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 9, 10 p.m.

The Milk of Sorrow
(La teta asustada)
Directed by Claudia Llosa
(Spain/Peru, 2009, 94 min.)
Fausta suffers from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy.
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema
Sun., Oct. 23, 10 a.m.

Miss Bala
Directed by Gerardo Naranjo
(Mexico, 2011, 113 min.)
Gerardo Naranjo's riveting thriller about a Baja California beauty queen caught up in a maddening cycle of drug cartel violence is the AFI alum's most innovative and unforgettable film yet.
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., Oct. 7, 7:45 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Miss Tacuarembo
Directed by Martín Sastre
(Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, 2010, 98 min.)
Natalia has dreamt of winning the Miss Tacuarembo beauty pageant since childhood, though she's pushing 30 and performing at a tacky Biblical-themed park. But when a reality TV host comes calling, Natalia hopes it will be her big break.
AFI Silver Theatre
Tue., Oct. 4, 7:15 p.m.

No Return
(Sin Retorno)
Directed by Miguel Cohan
(Argentina/Spain, 2010, 104 min.)
A box-office hit in Argentina, this slow-burning thriller follows three lives that change forever when a man is killed in a hit-and-run accident and the driver's parents aid him in the cover-up.
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., Oct. 7, 10:30 p.m.,
Sat., Oct. 8, 10:15 p.m.

Old Cats
(Gatos Viejos)
Directed by Sebastián Silva
(Chile, 2010, 90 min.)
An elderly couple is happy in their comfortable, art-filled apartment, but their troubled, scheming daughter wants to seize it for herself to live in with her dull-but-devoted girlfriend.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 1 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Open Sky
(El Cielo Abierto)
Directed by Everardo González
(Mexico, 2011, 103 min.)
Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero was assassinated in El Salvador on March 24, 1980, for speaking out against poverty, social injustice and the terrible violence in his country, but his work lives on in this moving documentary.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., Oct. 10, 7:45 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m.

Post Mortem
Directed by Pablo Larrain
(Chile/Mexico/Germany, 2010, 96 min.)
As Chilean society descends into surreal depravity in the final stages of Pinochet's bloody coup and increasingly brutalized bodies begin to stack up in his workplace, apolitical morgue worker Mario doesn't notice because he only has eyes for his neighbor, lazy showgirl Nancy.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., Oct. 1, 9:20 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

A Useful Life
(La Vida Útil)
Directed by Federico Veiroj
(Uruguay, 2010, 67 min.)
In his beloved art-house cinema in Montevideo, Jorge takes the utmost pride in his work, repairing projectors with the same vigor as when he began his career 25 years ago. But as the theater falls on hard times, he's forced to discover the world outside.
AFI Silver Theatre
Wed., Oct. 5, 7:20 p.m.

The Water at the End of the World
(El Agua del Fin del Mundo)
Directed by Paula Siero
(Argentina, 2010, 85 min.)
Sisters Adri and Laura live in a cramped apartment in a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires. When Adri is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Laura saves every penny from her meager salary to fulfill Adri's last wish to spend her remaining days at the southernmost point of South America.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Oct. 2, 9:30 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Write Me – Postcards to Copacabana
(Escríbeme – Postales a Copacabana)
Directed by Thomas Kronthaler
(Germany/Bolivia, 2010, 96 min.)
Fourteen-year-old Alfonsina, who longs to travel and escape her hometown of Copacabana, strikes up a friendship and a tentative romance with a German exchange student in this heartwarming coming-of-age story.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m.,
Thu., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Last Edited on September 29, 2011