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Festival de Cine: "Neruda"

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 - 7 p.m.

Location: DiStefano Lecture Hall

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $10 (Salve Regina students, faculty and staff free with University ID)

The second annual Festival de Cine is a Hispanic film festival hosted by Salve Regina, featuring five entertaining and thoughtful films from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.

"Neruda" is a noir-infused reimagining of the Nobel Prize-winning poet and politician's struggle with the state. It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gonzalez Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. Inspired by the dramatic events of his new life as a fugitive, Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, "Canto General." Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom.

Tickets for individual screenings are $10 and festival passes to all films and events are $40. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door.