“Che: Part One” Selected for August 8th
The Norwich Community Cinema is proud to present Che: Part One at our Saturday August 8th, 2009 event. As always, doors open at 6:30 pm with the films beginning at 7:00 pm. Ticket price is $7.00.
FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2008 – WINNER BEST ACTOR/BENICIO DEL TORO
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2008
AFI FILM FESTIVAL 2008
November 26, 1956; led by Fidel Castro (Demian Bichir), a band of 80 rebels sails to Cuba. Among these young rebels is Argentine physician, Marxist, soldier, Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Benicio Del Toro). Nation-less, strapped for resources and fueled only by determination, the group engages in swift, bloody battle to free the Cuban people from the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Che and his soldiers wrestle the nation’s resources and affection from Batista’s grasp. Though considered a hero by some, Che becomes a hugely controversial figure. At the height of his fame and power, he disappears. Entering South America incognito, Che recruits another band of guerilla fighters in the harsh Bolivian jungles. They embark upon a mission to spark revolution throughout Latin America.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
STEVEN SODERBERGH (DIRECTOR)
Director Steven Soderbergh won an Academy Award® for Best Director for his 2000 ensemble drama TRAFFIC. He had earned dual Best Director Oscar® nominations that year,also receiving one for ERIN BROCKOVICH, starring Julia Roberts in her Oscar®-winning performance. Soderbergh had earlier garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, his feature film directorial debut, which also won the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
CHE PART ONE is Soderbergh’s eighteenth film, following, amongst others, OCEAN’S THIRTEEN, THE GOOD GERMAN, BUBBLE, OCEAN’S TWELVE, SOLARIS, FULL FRONTAL, OCEAN’S ELEVEN, THE LIMEY, OUT OF SIGHT, GRAY’S ANATOMY, SCHIZOPOLIS, THE UNDERNEATH, “KING OF THE HILL and KAFKA.
In addition, Soderbergh has produced or executive produced a wide range of features, including Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE, Tony Gilroy’s MICHAEL CLAYTON and Marina Zenovich’s documentary ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED. Further producer or executive producer credits include Gregory Jacobs’ WIND CHILL and CRIMINAL, George Clooney’s GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, RichardLinklater’s A SCANNER DARKLY, Rob Reiner’s RUMOR HAS IT, Stephen Gaghan’s SYRIANA, Lodge Kerrigan’s KEANE, Todd Haynes’ FAR FROM HEAVEN, Christopher Nolan’s INSOMNIA, Anthony and Joseph Russo’s WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD, Gary Ross’ PLEASANTVILLE and Greg Mottola’s THE DAYTRIPPERS.
BENICIO DEL TORO (PRODUCER, CHE)
Benecio Del Toro has earned critical acclaim for his poignant and powerful performances throughout his career. Winning an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor in Steven Soderbergh’s TRAFFIC, his performance also garnered him Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics Association, and Silver Bear [Berlin International Film Festival] awards.
Del Toro also earned an Academy Award® nomination for his role in Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s 21 GRAMS, for which he also won the Audience Award for Best Actor at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival. He has also received two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor: for Bryan Singer’s THE USUAL SUSPECTS and Julian Schnabel’s BASQUIAT. He has most recently appeared in Susanne Bier’s THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE and Robert Rodriguez’s SIN CITY.
Del Toro made his motion picture debut in John Glen’s LICENCE TO KILL, opposite Timothy Dalton as James Bond. Subsequent films include Peter Weir’s FEARLESS, George Huang’s SWIMMING WITH SHARKS, Abel Ferrara’s THEFUNERAL, Marco Brambilla’s EXCESS BAGGAGE, Terry Gilliam’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, Christopher McQuarrie’s THE WAY OF THE GUN, Guy Ritchie’s SNATCH, William Friedkin’s THE HUNTED and THE INDIAN
RUNNER and THE PLEDGE, both directed by Sean Penn.