Global Lens 2012 Film Screening--The Finger (El Dedo)
Date: Wed. January 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
7455 W. Cornelia Avenue
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The Finger (El Dedo) Sergio Teubal, Argentina, 2011, 93 minutes
After seven years of dictatorship, a remote village in Argentina formally becomes a town with the birth of its 501st inhabitant. Hidalgo, a slick and ingratiating scion, is eager for the new post of mayor. Smelling a rat, Baldomero (a beloved natural leader with a habitually tapping digit) opposes him with his own candidacy— and soon turns up dead. His shopkeeper brother vows revenge, keeping Baldomero’s severed finger in a jar, initially as a remembrance, but eventually as an absurd icon of leadership that spurs the town to defy crooked elections and interloping powers to go its own way. Based on real events, this charming dramatic comedy pokes fun at small town traditions while celebrating true democratic values. Spanish, with English subtitles.
Global Lens 2012 is an annual, curated program of narrative feature films from Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Each film in the series is selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspective, opening a window to the diverse world in which we live. More information can be found at www.globalfilm.org.