March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 104 minutes
Buenos Aires, 1994. The Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed and 85 people are killed. Pandemonium ensues as the lives of the local Jewish population are turned upside down. This is doubly true for Anita, a sweet-tempered woman with Down Syndrome, who's caught up in forces she can't understand. Until now, Anita's darling Mami has been her entire world. Mami owns a shop near the Mutual Association. One day she leaves Anita there alone while she does a quick errand. There's a big bang and Mami doesn't come back. Not knowing what to do, or even Mami's name or address, Anita drifts through the chaotic streets. She meets several people, including an alcoholic and a family of Asian immigrants who take her in briefly. But it's easier for them to close their eyes than to contact the authorities, and they send Anita out to wander on, to the next place of refuge. ANITA is a heartbreaking film filled with love and sorrow. (In Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Marcos Carnevale began his career in advertising in 1983. In 1991 he started his own production company, Millecento Cinema. He has created and directed more than 300 commercials that have earned him various international awards, and he writes TV series.
"Night Serenaders" (1996), "Clams and Mussels" (2000), "Elsa & Fred" (2003), ANITA (2009)
This film is presented with the generous support of DR. LORETTA SAMANIEGO.