Saturday, October 8, 2011

'Amigo' Director Will Speak at Trinity College

What:
John Sayles, a celebrated independent filmmaker and author, will deliver a lecture prior to the showing of his new historical war drama, Amigo. His appearance is free and open to the public. Admission to the movie is $8, and $7 for seniors over the age of 62 and students (with a student ID).

When:
 Wednesday, October 26. The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Additional screenings of Amigo will be Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford.

Background: Now playing in select cities across the country, Amigo is Sayles’s 17th feature film. It is set in the Philippines in 1900 as the U.S. Army stages an in invasion to liberate the population from Spanishcontrol. The war was strongly criticized by author and humorist Mark Twain,among others.

Based on an incident in Sayles’ novel "A Moment in the Sun"  Amigo opened to rave reviews.

A drama of friendship, betrayal, romance, and heartbreaking violence, Amigo is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and points to similar U.S. occupations of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information about the movie, please visit: www3.amigomovie.com. To contact Cinestudio, please call 860-297-5126 or visit: www.cinestudio.org.

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