Known simply as ‘El Nobel’ or ‘The Novel’ in his home country, Gabriel García Márquez has earned worldwide praise and acclaim for his novels and short stories like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and No One Writes to the Colonel.
Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Dec. 8, 1982.
Film Space presents the Minnesota premiere of the film Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez. This film is a mile marker documenting the life and legacy of Márquez, directed by Justin Webster. It won the award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival.
The film is part of the Open Screen Film Series at Film Space. It is presented by the Intergarción Cultural Colombiana en Minnesota, the Colombian Foreign Ministry, and Metropolitan State University. Cosponsors include the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, and Global Minnesota.
Film: Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Date: 7:30 p.m., July 28
Location: Film Space Founders Hall
Metropolitan State University
300 Maria Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106
Parking is available in the parking ramp adjacent to Founders Hall for $5 to outside guests.
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The following films will be shown at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Society in the Metropolitan State University’s Film Space. The festival runs through Nov. 17.
Wed, Nov 16 5:45 PM
Horizons is a lyrical portrait of the lives of three Cuban women dedicated to the art of ballet—a 94 year-old living legend as she surrounds herself with memories; an acclaimed prima ballerina in her prime yet growing keenly aware of the fragility of her body; and of a young upstart struggling to rise through the ranks while searching for her voice.
When her father dies unexpectedly, Celina leaves her dead-end job as a tollbooth operator and assumes her father’s as a traveling encyclopedia salesperson. Setting out on her first trip away from home, Celina embarks on a journey of facing the mysteries of adulthood and of the beauty of unexpected graces. Fernando Salem’s award winning debut feature strikes a delicate balance between humor and tenderness.
Tue, Nov 15, 7:30 PM
Thu, Nov 17, 7:15 PM
The strains of maintaining an ad hoc society are revealed in this savagely funny unforgettable Mexican satire about a once-powerful manufacturing company that will keep running at any cost.
Tue, Nov 15, 6:00 PM
Cine Latino Presentation.Director Marco Castro-Bojorquez’s followup to his acclaimed short documentary Tres gotas de agua (Three Drops of Water) is a rich and varied feature exploring what it means to be the Latino father of an LGBT child.
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