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AFI Film Festival: Expecting

A Chilean film about two teenagers, an unwanted pregnancy and a country where abortion is illegal and punishable with prison. AFI Film Festival presented by Audi

Friday, November 04, 2011
4:15 PM
Mann Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Expecting (La espera)
Directed by Francisca Fuenzalida

Synopsis: A teen girl with a bright future buys some pills from a woman on a park bench.  She goes home and her parents are out of town.  Her boyfriend comes over.  This could be preparation for a night of fun, but that’s already happened.  Now she’s pregnant and since abortion is illegal in Chile, the black-market pills are supposed to induce an abortion safely at home.  She takes the drug and, as they wait for it to take effect, the history of her relationship with her boyfriend slowly unfolds until it becomes an intense life-or-death moment that will forever change everyone involved.  Writer/director Francisca Fuenzalida delivers a well-crafted low-budget film that manages to create suspense and drama with essentially two characters in one location. Expecting provides a truly insightful and realistic perspective on teen pregnancy and relationship

Friday, November 4, 4:15 PM, Mann Chinese
Sunday, November 6, 1:15 PM, Egyptian Theatre

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Starting October 27th tickets for this and all films from AFI FEST presented by Audi are FREE and available online ( and at the Box Office located at Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste. 219

Cost : Free tickets available online or in person through the AFI; festival passes available for purchase

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