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The University of Saint Joseph presents The 10th Annual Foreign Language Film Festival
Ticket Price: $10 Adult, $8 Senior Citizen
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Monday, October 29: Machuca (Spanish, 2004); (Not Rated) Remarks by Dr. Roger A. Zapata, Montclair State University

Set in 1973 Santiago during Salvador Allende's socialist government and shortly before General Augusto Pinochet's military coup in 1973, the film tells the story of two friends, one of them the very poor Pedro Machuca, who is integrated into the elite school of his friend, Gonzalo Infante. The film is not intended to provide an overview of this period in Chilean history. Rather, it shows the perspective of Gonzalo Infante, a privileged boy who catches a glimpse of the world of the lower class. This is at the same time the upper middle class, including Gonzalo's own family, grow fearful of the growing socialist movement and plot against the country's elected president, Salvador Allende. Infante's sympathies, however, clearly lie with the poor based on what he has seen.

Venue Information
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave
West Hartford
, CT
1 860-231-5555
Presenting Organization
University of Saint Joseph
1 860-231-5555