Sigh….was it just me or was it kinda hot today (hello, November, where are you?!?!)?  Being a resident of the Coachella Valley on hot a day isn’t always fabulous…in fact, some times are just flat-out hard.  One of my favorite ways to avoid the heat, and the painful reality that often comes with it, is by leaving it all behind (or outside) as I relax in the theater and drift off to foreign lands through stories told over the silver screen.  In the theater is where you can sink deep into your seat, soak up the air conditioning and travel to far-a-way lands all while watching a fantastic foreign film.  This Thursday, the Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to join them on a voyage to Argentina’s via The Finger.  

Don’t get left behind, details below:

THE FINGER Argentina,

 

This Thursday evening….

…travel to far off lands of Argentina

via a foreign film presented by Global Lens…

The Finger 

at the Palm Springs Art Museum‘s Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA

6:00pm !

FREE!

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Synopsis:
After seven years of dictatorship, a remote village in Argentina formally becomes a town with the birth of its 501st inhabitant. Hidalgo, a slick and ingratiating scion, is eager for the new post of mayor. Smelling a rat, Baldomero (a beloved natural leader with a habitually tapping digit) opposes him with his own candidacy—and soon turns up dead.  His shopkeeper brother vows revenge, keeping Baldomero’s severed finger in a jar, initially as a remembrance, but eventually as an absurd icon of leadership that spurs the town to defy crooked elections, interloping powers and Hidalgo to go its own way. Based on real events, this charming dramatic comedy pokes fun at small town ways while celebrating true democratic values.
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About the Director 
Sergio Teubal was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1969. He began his artistic career as a theater actor, performing in stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Macbeth; he later received a scholarship to study at the Advanced Residential Theatre and Television Skill Centre in York, England. His short film, To Daddy, was awarded the Best Short Film Jury Prize at San Francisco’s International Latino Film Festival in 2007 and first prize of Argentina’s National Art Fund in 2008.The Finger is his first feature film.
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Movie Trailer:
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For more information, please visit:

www.psmuseum.org

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