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Cool: Chile Films in Memphis Tonight

May 7, 2009

Indie Memphis and Memphis in May present “Cinema of Chile” as part of Memphis in May’s Salute to Chile.

At 7:30 pm tonight at the Brooks Museum of Art, Indie Memphis and Memphis in May present “Short Films from Chile,” an evening of award-winning Chilean short films representing the best in Chilean cinema as selected by the Santiago International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission: $5 / Free for Indie Memphis members

At 7 pm on Thursday, May 14 and Thursday, May 21 at Malco’s Studio on the Square, Indie Memphis and Memphis in May present the acclaimed Chilean feature “Machuca” on 35mm film. Recognized as one of the best Chilean films in history, “Machuca” tells the story of a young boy thrust from his poverty-stricken home to an elite private school and a privileged life-style. The complicated contrasts between the two worlds unfold as the boy befriends his well-to-do classmates – all in the background of a politically turbulent 1973 Chile. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Admission: $5 / Free for Indie Memphis members

For more about Memphis in May’s Salute to Chile, please visit http://www.memphisinmay.org or http://www.indiememphis.org.

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