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“Truman” Screening Part of the 6th Annual UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Spanish and Portuguese department invites you to the “6th Annual UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival Screening of Truman


Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 314 Royce Hall

Directed by Cesc Gay.

When Julián receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend, Tomás, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion, their first meeting in many years, will also be their last. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forgo continued treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing his possessions, finalizing his funeral arrangements, and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved dog, Truman. It’s this final task that is causing him the greatest heartbreak. Nostalgic and full of yearning, Truman ponders our common misconception of death as a thing that we can somehow figure out and learn to manage in a civilized way. Try as he might to exert control, Julián must face the messiness and uncertainty of the process of dying, and the impossibility of leaving everything neatly tied up.

108 min | Spanish with English Subtitles

Sponsor(s): Latin American InstituteCenter for Brazilian StudiesUCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Spanish and Portuguese, Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, SPAIN arts & culture, Spanish Film Club, Melnitz Movie, Motus Sodalis, UCLA Graduate Students Association, Center for European and Russian Studies


Apr 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm