October 19 - November 11, 2012
Entertaining features, documentaries, and shorts from around the globe.
A Vacation from Ordinary Film.
A bitingly funny and often perverse satire on reality television and the personal effect of today's economy. There were good and promising times for creative advertising guru Roberto...but has been a while since his big success launching new jingles and slogans. Now out of work for an extended period of time, he swallows his pride and returns to the company where he once was employed, ready (in his mind) to accept any position he can wrangle. But things do not go as planned...however, where one door shuts, another is opened and opportunity walks in. Spanish comedian, Jose Mota stars as Roberto in a chillingly funny performance that illustrates his comic timing, ability to command the screen with minimal movement (!) and draw upon our sympathies. Oscar nominee, Salma Hayek as his wife elicits a powerful performance walking a tightrope demanding respect amidst the moral decay of the situation. And director Inglesia keeps the film marching forward with a keen eye for pacing.