Democrats Abroad Wednesday Movies for 2018-2019
Heather Wilson - Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter

December 7, 2018

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad invite you to join us every Wednesday at 6:00 pm for our traditional film series screenings until March 27, 2019 (with the exception of December 26).

We have a new venue this year at Nacho Daddy with comfy cushioned seating and tables if you choose to enjoy the food and drink.

Tickets are only 100 pesos donation and are available from 4:45 on the day of the movie. Showtime is at 6:00 pm.

Following are the scheduled movies we will be screening. Just click on the title and you will be linked to the IMDB site with movie descriptions, actors and reviews:

December 12, 2018: After the Storm -  A Japanese drama directed by award-winning Hirokazu Kore which explores a powerful story of family ties and expectations. When a typhoon strikes, a failed writer and third-rate detective finds himself spending the night with his ex-wife, son, and aging mother. As the film develops, we witness this estranged family finding hope to believe in each other again.

December 19, 2018: Step -  This documentary by Amanda Lipitz, about a group of Baltimore high-school seniors rehearsing for a step-dance contest while making college plans, caught something beautiful about dreaming big — and about how women can lift each other up. This is a super feel-good film.

January 2, 2019: LBJ -  A biopic on the challenges of our 36th President after the assassination of Kennedy as well as his struggles and successes with the Civil Rights Movement. Starring Woody Harrelson as Johnson. Rob Reiner directs.

January 9, 2019: The Rider - A brilliant fusion of documentary and drama, this film stars Brady Jandreau who was a rising star of the rodeo circuit in real life. The film begins after he has a tragic riding accident. Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

January 16, 2019: All the Money in the World -  Starring Christopher Plummer about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty’s grandson and the tragic events that ensued. Getty’s grandson is played by Plummer’s real grandson, rising star Charlie Plummer. This is a stunning drama with an exceptional performance by Michelle Williams and others. Ridley Scott is the director.

January 23, 2019: Marshall -  A biopic on former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African American on the court. His life was both heroic and challenging.

January 30, 2019: Coco -  An animated gem which explores Mexican culture surrounding El Dia de Los Muertos. Aspiring Mexican musician Miguel, who is thwarted by his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. If you haven’t seen this one, you shouldn’t miss it.

February 6, 2019: Dark Money -  Certainly, many of us our aware of dark money PACS that have greatly influenced our recent elections but this documentary focuses on Montana and how citizens and politicians tried to fight unwanted meddling. The documentarian, Kimberly Reed sets out to shine a light on these obscure donors and how various forces fought against their influence.

February 13, 2019: The Insult -  This stunning film, situated in Lebanon, pits a Palestinian construction worker — and technically a refugee — against the owner of a balcony he did some work on, a car mechanic who is part of a Christian political party in Lebanon. Their spat over a gutter leads to words, then blows and then a trial that becomes less and less about the insult and more and more about the morass of long-standing sectarian grievances that completely warp people's sense of justice.

February 20, 2019: Fahrenheit 11/9 -  Michael Moore’s new film about how Americans created the Trump presidency and he doesn’t allow the Democrats to make excuses. In the film, he also explores gun violence and various democratic movements that are trying to change things. A must-see film because, as always, Moore challenges our assumptions.

February 27, 2019: The Death of Stalin -  Satire on the period between Stalin’s stroke and death which has interesting modern parallels. The writer-director Armando Iannucci, best known for “Veep,” a recent TV comedy starring Julia Dreyfus, turns his satirical eye on Soviet-era political intrigue with a biting comedy about the various apparatchiks, including Khrushchev and Molotov, who use lies, threats and jokes to grab power.

March 6, 2019: RBG  -  During our celebration of women this month, a documentary on the life of the indefatigable Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who has left a stunning legal legacy and unexpectedly became a cultural icon. Directed by documentarians Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

March 13, 2019: Jane  - This National Geographic documentary focuses on another great woman leader, Jane Goodall and her ground-breaking field work with wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. A film that puts the viewer right beside her in her remarkable work and life.

March 20, 2019: Active Measures  -  This film explores the efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intelligence operatives to destabilize Western democracies and their connections with Donald Trump’s empire and campaign. The title of the film, 'Active Measures' refers to a term used to describe the political warfare conducted by Russian intelligence committees.

March 27, 2019: Nothing Left Unsaid  - Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history. This is a touchingly intimate portrait of a challenging but fascinating woman’s life captured by her son.

Nacho Daddy is located at 287 Basilio Badillo in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

We hope to see you every Wednesday.

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