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La mujer sin cabeza (the Headless Woman)

Directed by Lucrecia Martel.

Friday, July 17, 2009
7:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The well-ordered, affluent life of Verónica, a dentist in rural Argentina, begins to unravel after she has a mysterious car accident on a remote road at night. Unable to identify what she hit but imagining the worst, Verónica suffers a breakdown that finds her drifting mutely along the streets of her hometown in an almost hallucinatory daze. Through Verónica's wanderings, director Lucrecia Martel constructs a spellbinding study of doubt and guilt within a damning parable about social class in contemporary Argentina.
This feature will be preceded by REY MUERTO, a striking 1995 short film about poverty, domestic violence and vengeance seethe in the crumbling homes and dusty streets of a northern Argentine town.


Tickets available online for $10. The Box Office opens one hour before showtime and tickets can be purchased for $9. $8 for Students, seniors, Cineclub members, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).

Cost : $10 general admission -Please see Special Instructions

Gloria Tovar
(310) 825-4571

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone, Film and Television Archive, Spanish and Portuguese

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