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THE LIBERATOR

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE LIBERATOR

DIRECTOR: ALBERTO ARVELO - VENEZUELA

Arvelo’s lush film tells the epic personal story of Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), who played a crucial role in freeing Latin America from the grip of the Spanish Empire. The caddish aristocrat-turned-revolutionary fought more than a hundred battles—never conquering, but “liberating”—that led to the founding of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic America. “Bolívar manages to rile the troops with passionate speeches on freedom, equality, and dignity—themes that resonate today be it in Ferguson, Missouri or Ukraine. . . . The writing here is as refined as it is moving.”—Los Angeles Times. In Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles. This year’s Venezuelan submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. 

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119 Minutes    

Interests: Oscar Submissions, History.

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