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Salt

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With local food provided by The Astor Bake Shop from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., and a live performance by Gimagua (Colombian rumba flamenco) at 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s courtyard

Chile/Argentina. Dir. Diego Rougier. 2011, 112 mins. With Fele Martínez, Javiera Contador, Gonzalo Valenzuela. Sergio is a washed-up Spanish director obsessed with making a western in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Producers in Barcelona tear his screenplay to shreds, sending him on a journey to northern Chile in search of the inspiration that will salvage his story. Once Sergio arrives, however, he is mistaken for the region’s long-lost gunslinger hero, pitting him against thugs involved in ‘shady business’ across the Bolivian border. Sergio will have a good script… if he escapes alive. The acclaimed film Salt pays loving homage to Sergio Leone while playfully subverting the old-school western genre in contemporary South America. Rougier’s feature film debut has been winning awards around the world, including Best Film at First Time Fest in New York City earlier this year.

Preceded by:

Free Door

Dir. Michael Schmidt. 2012, 8 mins. Jim finds a door by the side of a road that’s marked “free,” but decides he should still ask if it’s okay to take it.

Little Town

Dir. Michael Schmidt. 2013, 4 mins. A music video, echoing classic westerns, by the Canadian band Air Marshal Landing.

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