Thursday, September 25, 2008

NEW World Cinema - Sept 28 & 29: El Violin

Francisco Vargas’s highly acclaimed film EL VIOLIN (The Violin), which will be screened this Sunday & Monday, September 28 & 29, 2008. Please note the change in the show time. We are back to our usual show time 7:00 PM.

The Violin (Mexico 2007)
(Winner of 24 international awards and 7 nominations)
Director: Francisco Vargas
Drama - Not Rated
September 28 & 29, 2008
7:00 PM
Fox Cinema, 400 3rd Street, Menasha - Ticket $5

The film is set in rural Mexico during the peasant revolution of 1970. While the government is fighting the insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder, Don Plutarco, an elderly farmer and the aged patriarch of a musical family has fashioned an ingenious way of smuggling ammunition beneath the noses of government troops.

“The old saying that music can soothe the savage beast is both celebrated and challenged in "The Violin," the finely crafted writing-directing debut of Mexican filmmaker Francisco Vargas.” - Justin Chang (Variety)

"A stunning film that dazzles with its deceptive simplicity." - Belinda Acosta, (Austin Chronicle)

“Finally, on the very crest of the much-discussed Mexican new wave, Francisco Vargas outplays all first-time peers with his magnificent The Violin.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson (San Francisco Bay Chronicle)

“Brutal military repression looks the same everywhere and Francisco Vargas' striking and poetic film “The Violin” offers a plaintive cry on behalf of the oppressed. Vargas' screenplay includes some memorable lines that speak to the struggle of the poor and the power of their oppressors. Tavira brings gravitas and humor to the role of an ancient who knows the struggle is eternal.” - Ray Bennett (The Hollywood Reporter)

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