CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Tony Manero

Tony Manero, a film by Pablo Larraín

Chile/Brazil, 2008, Drama, 98 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Paola Lattus, Héctor Morales, Elsa Poblete

Two Screenings!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 11:00am

Tix available by clicking on dates above

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

CLA Members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

Synopsis
In the midst of the tough social context of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Raúl Peralta, a man in his fifties, is obsessed with the idea of impersonating “Tony Manero,” John Travolta’s character in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. He leads a small group of dancers regularly performing at a bar located in the outskirts of the city every Saturday. Beneath Raúl’s exterior of seeming indifference to anything except meticulous recreation of Tony Manero’s dance moves and the chance to compete in a nationally televised Tony Manero impersonating contest, lies a darker side of his personality driven to commit a bizarre series of violent crimes. Meanwhile, his dancing partners, who are involved in underground activities against the regime, are persecuted by the government’s secret police. TONY MANERO is a story about the loss of identity and obsession in recent Chilean history.

TONY MANERO is the first of three films by the acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín that Cine Las Americas and partners will present this Spring. Stay tuned for news about POST MORTEM (2010) and NO (2012).

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.
Violet Crown Cinema

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.