Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Motorcycle Diaries

To kick off the International film series this year we begin with a fantastic film from Argentina, The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).

The Motorcycle Diaries is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old. He and his friend, Alberto Granado are typical college students who, seeking fun and adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in order to do their medical residency at a leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie in which Ernesto and Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it's about "two lives running parallel for a while." The two best friends start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film is over, it's clear what each man's destiny has become.

Come and watch this film with fellow film lovers on Friday October 1st in the UVU library Auditorium at 7:00 pm. This film is rater 'R" for language and will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

1 comment:

  1. The motorcycle diaries were awesome. I loved the juxtaposition of Matchu Pitchu with that big city (was it Lima?) and the way Che said, "how could we trade that for this?"

    That's how I feel about so many things...


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