SAMA’s Friday Screening of Chilean Film ‘No’ Puts Election Drama in Perspective

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Although most North Americans haven’t heard of it, one of the most important elections in modern history was Chile’s 1988 referendum asking voters if
they wished military dictator Augusto Pinochet to continue or step down for democratic elections. The lively movie No, nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, stars Gael Garcia Bernal as an advertising executive put in charge of light-hearted, media-savvy ads for the No campaign. Director Pablo Larraín
shot the film on outdated 3/4-inch U-matic tape in order to blend his footage seamlessly with actual TV footage of the period. The result has delighted critics internationally. SAMA revisits the historical drama as part of its cash bar- equipped Film on the Green series. $5-$10, 8pm Fri, Aug. 26, San Antonio Museum of Art, West Courtyard, 200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org




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