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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2015, Cesc Gay, Spain, 108 min. With Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara.

Show Times

  • Fri, May 26th 6:00pm
  • Sat, May 27th 8:00pm
  • Sun, May 28th 5:45pm
  • Mon, May 29th 3:00pm
  • Tue, May 30th 8:00pm
  • Wed, May 31st 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 1st 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

"Pitch-perfect, its comic drollery rooted in character."—J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"Warm human drama...Gay shows that it's possible to entertain a crowd and say something significant." — Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

TRUMAN dominated the 2016 Goya awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor. The great Argentinian actor Ricardo Darín (NINE QUEENS, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) has the role of a lifetime as Julián, a onetime movie star who decides to stop his cancer treatments and face death squarely. The too-often thoughtless Julián, who has burned a lot of bridges in his time, is not about to mellow out now, and he still has unfinished business to attend to — including a last visit from his lifelong friend Tomás (Cámara, Goya-winner for Best Supporting Actor), and finding a home for his beloved dog, Truman. The actors and writer-director Gay (IN THE CITY) skillfully deploy humor and subtlety to paint a candid, unsentimental portrait of a flawed but magnetically vital man. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

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