Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
In this superb Chilean comedy-drama, the title character, Gloria (Paulina Garcia), is a Santiago divorcee looking for love in the city’s swank nightspots but finding only sex (if that); she’s old enough to have a grandson, but she hasn’t yet given up on life or the idea that someone might share it with her. To her great satisfaction she finds Rodolfo (Sergio Hernandez), who’s middle-aged and divorced like herself, but their good times are hampered by his family baggage and peevish, unpredictable behaviour. Director Sebastian Lelio is admirably even-handed in his treatment of Gloria; for all her joie de vivre, she can be impetuous and self-destructive, a victim of her own drunken, dance-floor bravado.
“Gloria is a work of maturity, depth and emotional insight. There’s not a single false note here.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)
“There is that feeling you get inside when a movie suddenly starts to push your every button, creating an emotional connection that goes beyond pure reason and mere emotion. It elevates your mood to such a point that you wish you could hug the screen out of sheer joy and recognition. That is what Gloria did to me.” (Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com)
In Spanish with English subtitles
Chile — 2013 — 110 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her
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