Friday, January 2, 2009: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Rendezvous Trianon (Hilton New York)
Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology
Alex Cox, director; Rudy Wurlitzer, writer; Lorenzo O'Brien, producer (In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica, 1987). The story of the North American freebooter who led a band of troops into Nicaragua during its civil war in the 1850s and installed himself as president. A postmodern black comedy that employs anachronisms to encourage reflection on the continued U.S. involvement in Central America and the interplay between historical fact and imagination. Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. His comments will connect the film to the plenary session, The Pleasures of the Imagination (p. 66).
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