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Event takes place on October 05, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut Street Holyoke, MA


Hosted by Holyoke Public Library
Sponsored by Community College Public Humanities Center at
Holyoke Community College 

Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 6:00 pm
Holyoke Public Library Community Room

Pablo Larraín / Argentina, Chile, France, Spain / 107 min / 2016 / Spanish with English subtitles

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In Congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gonzalez Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

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