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Che Coming to Memphis!

February 20, 2009

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Probably some of the best news I have heard in awhile is that Che is coming to Memphis, which is likely the closest it will ever get to Oxford – so folks – prepare now for a road trip!

Indie Memphis teams up with The Brooks to present an exclusive engagement of CHE, Steven Soderbergh’s acclaimed epic about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, in two parts on consecutive Sundays. Benicio del Toro (Best Actor, 2008 Cannes Film Festival) stars in an award-winning performance as the legendary revolutionary.

Part 1 plays on Sunday, Mar. 1 from 5-7:15 p.m. at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (1934 Poplar Avenue)
Part 2 plays Sunday, Mar 7, same time same place.

THE ARGENTINE shows how Che proved to be an indispensable fighter, along with Fidel Castro, in the overthrow of the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. Che rises to prominence in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.

“Truly epic… Bold.”
~Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“A great movie. ‘Che’ is a thing to be experienced.”
~J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“Nothing if not the movie of the year.”
~Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

“A work of grand ambition. An experience you won’t forget. Benicio Del Toro gives a magnificent performance.”
~Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“A spectacular achievement. The best executed and most intriguing work of Steven Soderbergh’s career. Benicio Del Toro provides a marvelous physical and emotional performance.”
~Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

Doors and cash bar at 4 pm. Films start at 5pm. Stay and discuss the films afterward over tapas at the Brushmark. (Reservations are recommended, please call 901-544-6225.)

For complete details, including ticket information and film trailers, visit http://www.indiememphis.com/other-programs-at-the-brooks.php

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