Salisbury Film Society Presents 'Neruda' Nov. 5
SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury Film Society (SFS) presents the Golden Globe-nominated biography Neruda 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 5, in Fulton Hall 111.
Pablo Neruda, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, was, according to Gabriel García Márquez “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Harold Bloom included Neruda as one of the 26 writers central to the Western tradition in his book The Western Canon. In this film, the popular Chilean poet and communist senator played by Luis Gnecco is threatened with arrest by the anticommunist government and goes underground. Throughout the film, he is pursued by a fascist police chief, Oscar Peluchonneau, who tries to bring him to justice. In Chile and abroad Neruda becomes a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.
Alan Zilberman of the Washington Post said, “Neruda is a delightful mishmash of two disparate genres: the biopic and film noir.” It is directed by Pablo Lorrain who made his English language debut with the critically acclaimed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis biopic Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.
John Nieves of SU’s English department leads a group discussion following the screening.
The SFS series is co-sponsored by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC) and SU’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts.
Tickets are $9, $8 for Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council members and free for college and university students with ID. For more information call 410-543-ARTS (2787) or visit the SWAC website at www.543arts.org.