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Date & Time
October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm8:25 pm
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Film Screening:


El Planeta
(Amalia Ulman, 2021, 79 min, Spain, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, B&W, DCP)

Multidisciplinary artist Amalia Ulman describes her first film as “a comedy about eviction.” Set sometime after the 2008 recession in Gijón, Spain, El Planeta depicts a mother and daughter careening towards homelessness yet keeping up appearances by scamming, shoplifting, skipping out on dinner bills, and otherwise practicing plain denial. The delightful co-stars – director Amalia and her real-life mother Ale – exude a breezy chemistry as the calamities and humiliations mount. Pitched somewhere between a 30’s screwball and a 90’s indie, El Planeta is a thoroughly entertaining depiction of two women wryly enduring the aftershocks of economic crisis.


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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