Democrats Abroad Film Screenings for January

Democrats Abroad
January 2, 2014

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad has launched its Fourth Annual Film Series at Paradise Community Center on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm.  

Films are scheduled through April and, as was true last year, there will be a special week of Academy-Award-nominated films as well.

The list for January is as follows:

January 7

The Gatekeepers - Documentary filmmaker Dror Moreh’s Oscar-nominated and controversial film explores a recurrent and haunting theme of Israel’s long-term failure to find a path to peace with Palestinians as told through interviews with the six past directors of Shin Bet - speaking for the first time on film - about the history of counterterrorism in Israel. (Shin Bet is the Israel Security Agency). Whatever one’s political stripe regarding Israel, it’s hard to dispute the impressions and perspective of this film’s six eyewitness leaders. 101 minutes. For more information, visit The Gatekeepers on IMDB.

January 14

Even the Rain - This docudrama is based on an actual event and directed with considerable skill by Icíar Bollaín, the great Spanish actress, writer and director. In 2000 an American water company bought the water supply from the Bolivian government; the citizens of Bolivia were banned from collecting rainwater which had become corporate property, resulting in a violent protest by the indigenous Indians and the citizenry of Cochambamba. A Spanish film crew arrives to tell of the injustices of the Spanish conquest and finds themselves witnessing modern injustice. A brilliant epic film, nominated for Best Foreign Film in the 2010 Academy Awards. In Spanish with English subtitles. 103 minutes. For more information, visit Even the Rain on IMDB.

January 21 - In Honor of Martin Luther King Day

42 - In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down when he is selected to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. Strong cast and story. Director: Brian Helgeland, Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie. 128 minutes. For more information, visit 42 on IMDB.

January 28

Inequality for All - This critically important documentary exposes the heart of our economic problem, something that’s been getting worse and worse for over 30 years: widening inequality which is comparable to the 1920s disparities prior to the Great Depression. Robert Reich, who steers this film states, “Until we can take a step back and understand the big picture, we can’t do anything to get ourselves out of this mess.” One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action. And this movie will do exactly that.” 89 minutes. For more information, visit Inequality for All on IMDB.

Paradise Community Center gates open at 6:00 pm and all films begin at 7:00 pm.

Advance tickets are available for a donation of 60 pesos at the Paradise Community Center. The PCC box office hours are from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for 70 pesos.

We invite moviegoers to come early to enjoy ordering from the food venders at the center. Food is available at 6:00 pm.

Paradise Community Center is located at 127 Pulpito, directly across from Coco's Kitchen. For further information, email Tobe Jensen or David and Judy.

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