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Oscar-nominated flick opens GEMS

The Golden Ears Movie Series first screening of the year will feature the Oscar-nominated Chilean film “No”.

Directed by Pablo Larraín and one of the five nominees for best foreign-language film at last year’s Academy Awards, No tells the story of how a small group of advertising executives inspired a nation to overthrow one of the world’s most repressive regimes.

Facing mounting international pressure, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988.

Opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) to spearhead their campaign.

With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.

Showtime

No screens on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11. The Sapphires plays Feb. 24 and Unfinished Song plays March 31. For more information, visit theactmapleridge.org/gems.

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