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Documentary, dir. by Mark Eisner

US, 2004, 76 mins

Latin America’s most renowned poet and a major player in Chile’s political struggles, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) attained mythic stature in his lifetime. Narrated by Chilean fellow scribe Isabel Allende, the film traces the life, work and tumultuous times of the Nobel Laureate, from boyhood to student radicalism, early literary successes and parallel career as a consul appointed to various nations. Note: this is a film-in-progress.

The screening with be followed by a talkback with director and Neruda biographer Mark Eisner, who will discuss the film in conversation with Courtney Maum, author of the forthcoming Costalegre

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