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International Film-Journey to the Sea

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Lane Center 111 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

El viaje hacia el mar is a quiet road movie based on a short story by Juan José Morosoli (1899-1957) an important literary figure in Uruguay. It is a charming, witty, and gentle comedy of manners that can be viewed as a leisurely variation of Maryland’s “going down the ocean” tradition. On a Sunday morning in 1963, six men (and a dog) travel from the small, interior town of Minas to the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the men have never left their insular community so this outing becomes the trip of a lifetime. Driving through the rolling landscape of Uruguay, the men talk, drink, sing, and share their lives and philosophies. Throughout the day, a series of banal events reveals the idiosyncracies of each colorful character: Rodriguez, a taciturn truck driver; Vasco, a drunk laborer; Rataplan, a simple street sweeper; Quintana, a cranky gravedigger; Seven, a clever lottery ticket salesman; and The Stranger. How will they react when they finally see the ocean? Their responses will probably make you smile and nod your head in understanding.

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Event Type

Films

Departments

Student Activities, SCI, Student & Community Involvement

Group

University Programming Council

Hashtag

#international_film-seawords_journey

Phone for Info

301-687-4049

Contact Person

Robert Cooper

Contact E-mail

rncooper@frostburg.edu

Ticket Info - Cost/Ticket site

Free

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