This edition: Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
Original tape date: November 20, 2017.
First aired: December 16, 2017.
(110 min., Uruguay, Spain / 2009 / Drama-Comedy / Spanish with English Subtitles)A film by Alvaro Brechner.Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager, Orsini, make a good living by traveling around small South American towns, organizing wrestling exhibitions in run-down theaters. Once this oddball pair disembarks at the village of Santa Maria, business really kicks off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight and helping hands placard posters announcing an open call for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.
Discussion guest: Carlos Riobo, The City College CUNY
Carlos Riobó Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, The City College/CUNY