CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: No
Chile/Germany/Mexico, 2012, Drama, 118 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Néstor Cantillana, Antonia Zegers
CLA Members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.
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 García 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 is the third of three films by the acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín that Cine Las Americas and partners will present this Spring. TONY MANERO opened the series in February followed by POST MORTEM in March.
This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.