Screening of Che: The Argentine 10/29/15 DC

Oct 26, 2015 by

Screening of Che: The Argentine (part 1)

Featuring remarks by Professor Piero Gleijeses, an expert on Cuba

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Address: 2445 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20008

This month marked 48 years since the revolutionary hero Che Guevara was assassinated in Bolivia. In his honor, the Latin American Film Club is proud to present one of the most acclaimed movies about his life, Che, a 2008 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring Benicio del Toro. The film portrays events from the life of Ernesto “Che” Guevara that are unknown to many, from the beginning of the Cuban Revolution to two years after the overthrow of the dictator Batista. Che:The Argentine is a film that will help us learn more about one of the left’s most recognizable figures, along with the importance of a revolution that did not bow down to international attacks and geopolitical pressures.

Professor Piero Gleijeses, of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University, will offer remarks after the film in order to teach us more about Che Guevara and put the film into context. Professor Gleijeses is an expert on Cuban and U.S. foreign policy. His latest book is Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991, published in 2013.

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