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CHE FILM OPENING: UPDATE
Date Friday January 16
Time 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Details
Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, (415) 267-4893
Roadshow Engagement tickets are $18.00 for regular/evening showing and $15.00 for matinee/senior
Showtimes are 1:30 and 7:30 (1/16-22); tickets on sale now
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Hey everybody! I'm here to tell you about the new film opening from director Steven Soderbergh: CHE. UPDATE: Film will now be premiered as one film with an intermission, for one ticket price. Confusing I know, but that's how TPTB have willed it. So, come spend your day with us and see CHE, opening January 16th. More details on the film and the theatre are below.

Landmark's Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $18.00 for general admission and $15.00 for Matinee/senior
Showtimes are 1:30 and 7:30
Tickets will be available Tuesday, January 13

Advance ticket purchase at: http://www.landmarkthe... and at theatre box office.

IFC Films presents CHE, an epic biopic presented in two sessions from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (TRAFFIC, ERIN BROKOVICH) and starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro (TRAFFIC, USUAL SUSPECTS). In Spanish, partially subtitled in English.
Official Film Website: http://www.ifcfilms.co...

Director Steven Soderbergh's two-part epic about the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara stars Benicio Del Toro (Best Actor, 2008 Cannes Film Festival) in a tour de force performance as the legendary revolutionary. Part One shows how Che proved to be an indispensible fighter, along with Fidel Castro, in the overthrow of the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. Che rises to prominence in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.

Part Two shows Che at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: BEST ACTOR (BENICIO DEL TORO)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, AFI Film Festival

ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR

Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times - Scott Foundas, LA Weekly - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice - Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago - Glenn Kenny - Nathan Lee, WNYC - Mark Olsen - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times - James Rocchi, Cinematical - Hank Sartin, Time Out Chicago - Amy Taubin, Film Comment - Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere

"CHE is a thing to be experienced. A GREAT MOVIE. " J. Hoberman, Village Voice
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Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 9th, 2009 12:06 PM
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