2015, Constantinos Patsalides, Cyprus, 75 min.
- Mon, Mar 6th 7:45pm
- Thu, Mar 9th 8:15pm
In 1970, Raquel Welch and her Hollywood cohorts took over the Cypriot village of Karmi, a time recounted with affection in this documentary that alternates between the past and the present with behind-the-scenes film footage and present-day reenactments and interviews. The production of the George Cosmatos film THE BELOVED, a violent story of adultery, dazzled the locals with movie-world glamour and daily glimpses of the gorgeous and demanding star, as well as providing a host of residents with an enduring claim to fame through work as extras. Director Patsalides tempers the nostalgia of surviving participants for those heady days with the political reality that Karmi is now an occupied village on the Turkish side of the Cyprus partition. In English and Greek with English subtitles. Courtesy of Walking Around the World. DCP digital. (BS)