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Global Lens Film Series: The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol

Global Lens Film Series: The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 7:00pm
Fort Worden, Schoolhouse, Room D
Port Townsend, WA

Goddard Partners with Peninsula College and Port Townsend Film Institute to bring 2013 Global Lens Films to Port Townsend! All screenings are free and open to the public. Each will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (Mexico): Move over Ed Wood! Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol, receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz, whose career spanned nearly sixty films. In a glorious black-and-white flashback mingling movie-tainted memories of his Galician childhood, forced exile to Cuba and arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito“ pursues failed careers as baseball player, boxer, bullfighter and gangster before landing in the movies—where failure kind of works for him. As Orol, Roberto Sosa exudes droll underdog charm, anchoring a fast-moving comedy where every frame is an infectious homage to a golden age of cinema, the wile of memory and the art of fantasy.

The Global Lens Film Series is a program of The Global Film Initiative, dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding through the medium of cinema.

A Discover Pass is not needed to attend this event. However, Goddard College encourages you to support Washington State Parks.