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Memories of the Present Past Film Series – THE PRIZE


When

Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

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

The Prize-2

Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher. A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis, as the teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army—the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father—in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.

Director: Paula Markovitch
Argentina
Spanish, with subtitles in English
Memories of the Present Past/Memorias del Pasado Presente co-presented with Latin American Studies and Bates Ladd Library.

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