Directed by: Pablo Larrain

Screening - Friday, August 16, 2013, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, August 17, 2013, 7pm

2012 | Chile-France-USA | 118 minutes | Rated R

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet holds a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign.

"No is a cunning combination of high-stakes drama and media satire. The film explores the twisted relationship between Pinochet's regime's brutal reality and a nation's fantasy entertainment. Freedom is a commodity in short supply but there's a sliver of hope. Pressured by foreign governments to democratize, Pinochet will hold a plebiscite on his dictatorship, and opposition groups can share 15 minutes a day of television to make their case. In this fictionalized account of actual history, Gael Garcia Bernal plays a young, hip advertising pitch man who runs the No campaign: Say no to boring old leaders and military parades; say yes to the sexy, bright future, all set to a jingle: 'Chile, happiness is coming!'"  - Liam Lacey, Toronto Globe and Mail

Nominated Best Foreign Langauge Film, Academy Awards, 2013

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Screening - Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development