Next Week at SUNY Oswego: “Not For Sale” and “Arrancame la Vida”

20 February 2010
On Monday, February 24 at 7 PM in the Campus Center Auditorium (188): the film Not For Sale. On Wednesday, February 24 at 7:15 PM in the Campus Center Auditorium (118): the film Arráncame la Vida (Tear This Heart Out).
Not For Sale…the Documentary, based on the book Not For Sale by David Batstone, covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. Traveling over 120,000 miles across five continents, Producer and Director Robert Marcarelli and his film crew gathered undercover footage on this billion-dollar industry and interviewed the heroes that are determined to see it end.
(from the Not For Sale website)
Based on Ángeles Mastretta’s novel of the same name, Arráncame la Vida is set during Mexico’s post-revolutionary period of the 1930s and ’40s. The story begins with the beautiful Catalina Guzmán (Ana Claudia Talancón) marrying at an early age the much older, charismatic and cunning general, Andrés Ascencio (Daniel Giménez Cacho). Dazzled by his world, Catalina escorts Andrés on his political campaigns, witnessing the fascinating political system as she pursues social justice. She soon discovers, however, that by dedicating her life to Andrés, she has lost her freedom. Arráncame la Vida is considered one of the most widely acclaimed and expensive films in the history of Mexican cinema.
‘….Tear This Heart Out has it all – a passionate love story set against the backdrop of the post-revolution ’30s and ’40s Mexico, sumptuous visuals and a sweep that sometimes touches the authentically epic…” (Jonathan Holland, Variety)
[Director] Roberto Sneider was born in Mexico City in 1962. His first film, Dos Crímenes, was selected for a number of international film festivals and won Best First Work at the Mexican Academy Awards. Arráncame la Vida is his second film and was Mexico’s official submission to the 2009 Academy Awards. Also in 2009, the film won four Ariels, the Mexican equivalent of an Oscar.
(from the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival site)

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