Directed by Costa-Gavras (USA, 1982, 122 min.). In English, Spanish and French with English subtitles. 35mm.
In 1973, US businessman Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon) arrives in Chile to look for his son, Charles (John Shea), a politically left-leaning journalist who disappeared during a military coup. Charles’s wife, Beth (Sissy Spacek), has been looking for some time, but her requests for help from the US consulate have produced few results. As Ed and Beth try to figure out what really happened to Charles, Ed realizes that the American officials may know more than they’re telling.
Followed by a discussion with Alan Berger, Boston Globe editorial writer (ret.); Ernesto Livon-Grosman from the Romance Languages and Literatures Department at Boston College; and John Michalczyk, Director of Film Studies at Boston College and author of Costa-Gavras: The Political Fiction Film.
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