Discover World Cinema – The Violin – This Sunday – 4.5.09

The Violin (Dir: Francisco Vargas. Mexico)
98 minutes – 2005
In rural Mexico, during the peasant revolts of the 1970s, Plutarco, his son Genaro and grandson Lucio lead double lives. On the one hand, they are simple country musicians, and on the other they actively support the peasant guerrilla movement against the oppressor government. When the army occupies the village, the rebels are forced to flee and leave their ammunition behind. Making the most of the fact that he looks like an inoffensive violinist, Plutarco has a plan: to recover the munitions hidden in his cornfield. His music enraptures the captain, but he still has to get his hands on the ammunition. Winner of 3 Ariel Awards (Mexico’s Oscars®)
Short: A kiss for the world (2007. 10 min. Dir: Cyril Paris. France) – A primary school teacher shows her pupils some daily newspapers. One boy carefully studies Le Monde and tears it in pieces. The teacher punishes him and asks him to stick the pieces back down. His reconstitution will have surprising effects on “the world”.
The Discover World Cinema video series is open to all and visitors are welcome to bring a snack. The series is coordinated by the American University library with support from Friends of the AU Library.
Sundays, 7 – 9 pm Media Classroom – Lower Level of the American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016
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