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URUGUAYAN FILM NIGHT: A USEFUL LIFE

Published On June 19, 2013 | By John Hanshaw | FILM SCREENINGS

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WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE cordially invites you to
URUGUAYAN FILM NIGHT
 

EMBASSY OF URUGUAY
Friday June 21 at 6:30pm
Reception follows

1913 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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A USEFUL LIFE (LA VIDA UTIL)
Directed by Federico Veiroj, 2010, color, 70 min., in Spanish with English subtitles

Synopsis: Jorge (45) lives with his parents and has been working at a Film Archive for 25 years. He is a film programmer, he makes technical support, and he conducts the film news show at a radio station in Montevideo. Without any other job experience than working at the Film Archive, Jorge loses his position. A useful life explores the way Jorge changes his way of living in order to adapt to the new world that appears to him. After all, maybe “movies” will help him to survive.

RECEPTION FOLLOWS Reception

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About The Author

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.

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