Sunday-Tuesday, May 4-6
Film Screening --The Judge and the General
The Judge and the General, a documentary co-directed by American filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth and Chilean producer/director Patricio Lanfranco, premieres at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In Chile, Judge Juan Guzmán opposed the democratically elected President Salvador Allende and supported the general who overthrew him, Augusto Pinochet. In 1998, Guzmán was appointed -- by judicial lottery – to try the first criminal cases against the general he had supported. The film follows Guzmán’s investigations as he solves cases of murder and kidnapping from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Descending into what he calls the “abyss” of crimes committed by the government of General Augusto Pinoch et, Guzmán must confront his past collusion with the military government and face his own doubts about whether or not Pinochet should be indicted.
When/Where: Sunday, May 4 3:00 PM & Monday, May 5 6:00 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco; Tuesday, May 6 6:30 PM at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley
Info: For tickets or more information, please visit www.sfiff.org or http://www.itsyourworld.org/
Official Website: http://www.sfiff.org
Added by wacsf on April 25, 2008