Uruguay

A USEFUL LIFE [La Vida Útil]

In his beloved art-house cinema in Montevideo, Jorge (Uruguayan film critic Jorge Jellinek) takes the utmost pride in his work, programming series, chatting with patrons and repairing projectors with the same vigor as when he began his career 25 years ago. But as the theater falls on hard times, he's forced to discover the world outside. In his follow-up to ACNÉ (2008 AFI Fest, Grand Jury Prize, International Feature; 2009 AFI Latin American Film Festival), filmmaker Federico Veiroj creates a nostalgic love letter to cinema. Uruguay's Official Submission to the 2011 Academy Awards; Official Selection, 2010 Toronto, 2011 Miami and San Francisco Film Festivals.

DIR/SCR/PROD Federico Veiroj; SCR Inés Bortagaray, Gonzalo Delgado, Arauco Hernández Holz. Uruguay, 2010, b&w, 67 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. RATED PG

Fri, Sep 30, 7:40; Wed, Oct 5, 7:20

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