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RENASE Film Screening of Roque Dalton onsettingthestandard event May 17@MCCLA 3pm and 7pm
Date Saturday May 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco
Event Type Other
RENASE Presents: Roque Dalton:
Fusilemos la Noche / Let's Shoot the Night!

Saturday, May 17 / 7:00pm / $12 Advance and $15 / Theater

Documentary by Tina Leisch | Austria El Salvador Cuba 2013 | 85 min

Roque Dalton (1935-75) is the most important poet of El Salvador. His life is an adventure story, his poetry an exciting shower of sparks in the realm between political utopia and sensuality, between revolutionary beliefs and lust for heresy. Sentenced to death by the Salvadorian dictatorships for subversive activities, he managed to escape execution twice. He was the illegitimate son of a Salvadorian nurse and a North American millionaire, a descendant of the legendary Dalton brothers of the American west. He lived in Mexico and Prague and wrote most of his works exiled in Cuba. He helped establish one of his country's first guerrilla organizations and was murdered by a militarist faction of his own organization under circumstances which still remain unclear. For the very first time, witnesses talk about this assassination in front of the camera.

Roque Dalton (1935-1975) es el poeta más destacado de El Salvador. Su vida: una novela de aventuras, su poesía; la explosión de chispas entre utopía política y entusiasmo, entre convicción revolucionaria y obsesión por las herejías. Nuestra película presenta los testimonios y recuerdos de sus amigos, familiares, amantes y compañeros de combate. En El Salvador, en Viena, en Praga en La Habana encontremos personas que nos leen y comentan poesías de Roque Dalton.

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