Global Lens Film: THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL (El Fantástico Mundo De Juan Orol)


When

Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where

Bates College Olin Arts Center - Room 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Move over Ed Wood! Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol, receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz, whose career spanned nearly sixty films. In a glorious black-and-white flashback mingling movie-tainted memories of his Galician childhood, forced exile to Cuba and arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito“ pursues failed careers as baseball player, boxer, bullfighter and gangster before landing in the movies—where failure kind of works for him. As Orol, Roberto Sosa exudes droll underdog charm, anchoring a fast-moving comedy where every frame is an infectious homage to a golden age of cinema, the wile of memory and the art of fantasy.

Director: Sebastián del Amo
Mexico
Spanish, with subtitles in English

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