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Oblivion (2008)

Screening of Oblivion (El olvido), directed by Heddy Honigmann.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
7:30 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Melnitz Movies, in co-sponsorship with the Latin American Institute, presents the latest documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Heddy Honigmann. In OBLIVION, Honigmann focuses on Peru’s capital city of Lima, revealing its startling contrasts of wealth and poverty. The film provides moving portraits of street musicians, vendors, shoeshine boys, and the gymnasts and jugglers who perform at traffic stops. The film also visits with small business owners and contrasts the work and home environments of bartenders, waiters and waitresses employed at Lima’s finest restaurants and hotels, but who live in the city’s surrounding slums. Marked by Honigmann’s sensitivity and warm approach, OBLIVION introduces us to the everyday reality of Lima, celebrating a people, who, albeit politically powerless, have resisted being consigned to oblivion. 

Tickets for this free screening will be available at the Melnitz box office one hour before show time. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Gloria Tovar

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA Melnitz Movies

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