William and Mary Global Film Pre-Festival

The 2013 W&M Global Film Festival theme - Film and Youth - will be introduced through a pre-festival series of Wednesday night film screenings at the Williamsburg Library Theatre running January 16 - February 13, starting at 6:30pm.  The series is free and open to the public (no ticket required) and is part of a 1-credit W&M Film Studies course designed in conjunction with the festival. The series will feature youth-related films from Senegal, Spain, Chile, New Zealand, Russia and Japan, and each will be introduced with a brief presentation by a W&M faculty member.  Visit filmfestival.wm.edu for complete schedule and details. 


Introduction by Prof. Andrea Castellucio, Visiting Instructor of Hispanic Studies

Machuca (2004 / Chile / Andres Wood / 121m / NR)  
Set in 1973 Santiago during Salvador Allende's socialist government and shortly before General Augusto Pinochet's military coup, this film tells the story of two friends, one of them the very poor Pedro Machuca who is integrated into the elite school of his friend Gonzalo Infante.

Watch a trailer below:


Room: Theatre