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WHITE ELEPHANT

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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WHITE ELEPHANT

DIRECTOR: Pablo Trapero - ARGENTINA

In the dangerous, poverty-stricken slums of Buenos Aires, two Catholic priests tirelessly fighting for the dispossessed take very different paths in their struggle against violence, corruption, and injustice. The older Julian uses his political connections to see to the construction of a critical hospital, while the younger Nicholas, troubled by his lack of faith in the Church’s ability to help the poor, questions his calling. Between them is Luciana, an atheistic social worker who works with one as she becomes romantically involved with the other. Enduring constant struggle, torn apart by the conflicting interests of rival drug cartels, venal politics, rampant police corruption, and the basic needs of the people, a moment of reckoning tests friendship, faith, and the worth of their commitment. (110 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Crane World (99), Rolling Family (04), Carancho (10)

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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