The Motorcycle Diaries


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The Motorcycle Diaries

  1. Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Motorcycle Diaries
Based on a true story, The Motorcycle Diaries is an inspiring and thrilling adventure that traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary spirit. The film follows two daring friends, 23-year-old Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who hop on the back of a beat-up motorcycle for a life-changing trip across Latin America. Guevara’s character is defined by his observations on the life of the impoverished people that he meets along the way.

Based on his memoirs, the trip planted the seeds of dissonance within Guevara, who would later view armed revolution as a means of attacking the continent’s economic inequalities. Portuguese language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)

Director Walter Salles is scheduled to be present.