FILM Kicks presents NO Thurs March 6

No

“NO” coming to FILM Kicks Thurs March 6 at the Golden Cinema – Cash at the door please.

With his new film No, Pablo Larraín returns to Chile under Pinochet’s rule for the third time, but this portrait of an advertising campaigner who sells the rejection of Pinochet the same way he sells cola is more about the dynamics of community action than a hymn to a loner.

NO uses its history-driven storyline to offer a bit of smart, darkly funny perspective on modern democracy and human nature.

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

no-2012-002-rene-walking-past-riot-police“Chronicling this fictionalized fight for the soul of Chile, the film reveals itself as an underdog story about the “generation gap,” pitting youthful optimism against aging tyrrany, hope against repression.” Roger Ebert (read full review here)

Watch the trailer here…

Adult Member $10, Student $5, Non-Member $12 + GST

Kicking Horse Culture is proud to thank the efforts of the volunteer Film Kicks group who make the film selections and staff the movie nights. Special thanks to: Mandy CantleLarry LindequistChristine BernierWenche SharpBetty HamiltonSheila BlackburnMarie-Helene Bergeron.