||UPDATED: May 15, 2013
|Dir: Pablo Larraín Starring: Gael García Bernal, Alfedo Castro, Antonia Zegers 118mins|
Spanish with English sub-titles
|Fri & Sat 7:00 & 9:15|
Sun Thurs 7:30 only
Most people get rid of dictators through violent uprisings. Chile? They tried an ad campaign. Our second comedy this month (See? TWO! In a month!) focuses on the vote to oust (No) or keep (Yes) the Chilean dictator, Pinochet, for another eight years, even though they've been under his dictatorship for seventeen years. Instead of using thoughtful news stories and insightful exposés, ad man René Saavedra (Bernal) uses the hokey promise of happiness. Pinochet's "Yes" campaign responds in kind, and from there, we get a look at the inner workings of an ad campaign for revolution, complete with sly humor.