Inside Out 2008: Don't Cry For Me, Argentina
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Inside Out 2008: Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina

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It’s a pretty quiet day at Inside Out, with only six screenings. Fans of European movies/men might take interest in Italy’s Saturn in Opposition, and the artfag must-see of the day is definitely the doc Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe. If you’re feeling in the mood for something South American, Argentina’s La León (pictured) is the clear choice. Set in a small and remote rural community in northern Argentina’s Paraná Delta, this strikingly photographed black-and-white film tells the story of Alvaro, the only gay in the village. Most of the community’s fishers and workers are content to let the private Alvaro be, but alpha male Turu considers Alvaro to be a threat and tries to turn the community against him. There is so little dialogue in the film that when characters do speak, it’s often something of a surprise. The tone is so sleepy and the pacing so slow and restive that you couldn’t necessarily be blamed for drifting off in the middle of the movie. But if you’ve just had a coffee and are ready to really focus on something, you might find La León very rewarding. Plus, think about all the jokes you can make to your friends afterwards about “Gay Pride.”
Going Down, Under, 5:15 p.m. at the Isabel Bader
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe, 5:15 p.m. at the ROM
Finn’s Girl, 7:30 p.m. at the Isabel Bader
La León, 7:30 p.m. at the ROM
Saturn in Opposition, 10:00 p.m. at the Isabel Bader
What It Feels Like for a Girl, 9:45 p.m. at the ROM

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