Che: Part 1

NCW Film Club is pleased to announce the screening of “Che: Part 1”

The film will be screened 16 September 2009 at 8:00pm in the Desmond Complex in Newcastle West

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh delivers this ambitious and sprawling biopic of one of the 20th century’s most influential political figures. In the first 126-minute segment, THE ARGENTINE, we meet Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), a young Argentinean doctor who teams up with Fidel Castro on a dangerous mission: to overthrow the corrupt Cuban dictatorship run by Fulgencio Batista. Che’s commitment to the cause impresses everyone around him, and soon he is one of the leaders of this burgeoning guerrilla movement. Against all odds, Castro, Che, and their undermanned forces charge forward, conquering Batista’s forces on their way to an expected showdown with the man himself.

Soderbergh films this first segment–a battle that everyone knows Che is going to win–with beautiful widescreen photography, like a Hollywood epic from yesteryear. Composer Alberto Iglesias accompanies this imagery with a sweeping orchestral score. Soderbergh intercuts the primary story of the revolution with Che’s 1964 appearance at the United Nations in New York City, recreating that event in documentary-like black-and-white. However, as impressive as these technical attributes are, it is Del Toro who steals the show. He inhabits Che in a way that feels like he isn’t just acting. The Argentine is an inspiring tale of a man whose fierce determination and unflinching spirit turned him into a hero to disadvantaged people throughout the world.

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Hope to see you there
-NCW Film Club

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Season 3 Information

Pricing Structure:
€60 whole season (12 films) or
€20 per season + 4 euro per film
€7 per viewing
(Includes €1 daily membership)

All shows start promptly at 8:00pm
Tea and coffee will be available before all films.
Subtitles and a hearing loop will be provided at all screenings.
All shows are subject to change.

Newcastle West Film Club
Desmond Complex
Newcastle West
Co. Limerick
087 687 7970

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