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Global Lens Screening (THE FINGER – Argentina – 93 minutes)

April 18, 2013

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

After seven years of dictatorship, a remote village in Argentina formally becomes a town with the birth of its 501st inhabitant. Hidalgo, a slick and ingratiating scion, is eager for the new post of mayor. Smelling a rat, Baldomero (a beloved natural leader with a habitually tapping digit) opposes him with his own candidacy—and soon turns up dead. His shopkeeper brother vows revenge, keeping Baldomero’s severed finger in a jar, initially as a remembrance, but eventually as an absurd icon of leadership that spurs the town to defy crooked elections, interloping powers and Hidalgo to go its own way. Based on real events, this charming dramatic comedy pokes fun at small town ways while celebrating true democratic values. Recommended for adult audiences. Sponsored by UTPA Library.

Fee: Free admission

Website: http://utpa.libguides.com/globallens

Location: UTPA Student Union Theater (not the Library Auditorium)

This movie is one of the most comical films in this year’s Global Lens presentations.  Yet, it carries some powerful lessons about people, their politics, and their culture!  — Virginia Haynie Gause

 

 

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