Tony Manero (35mm)

  • A man standing.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-Presented by Chile Lindo.

“An indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie.” The New York Times

“Marvelously unhinged study of pop culture obsession.” The Village Voice

“Not many filmmakers could hope to successfully combine disco and political oppression, but Pablo Larrain does so. Funny, foul and compelling”Film 4

Raul Peralta (Alfredo Castro), a middle-aged criminal in Chile in the 1970s, is obsessed with Tony Manero, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever (1977). Every Saturday, he imitates his idol by leading a small group of dancers to perform at a bar in the city’s outskirts. His dream of becoming a showbiz star is about to become a reality when a national television station announces a contest for the best Tony Manero impersonator. Chile’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission.

Part of RoxCine25: 21st Century Breakthroughs.

Runtime
1h 38m
Year
2008
Director
Pablo Larrain
Format
35mm
Country
Chile
Language
Spanish with English Subtitles
First Showing
April 25, 2024

Showtimes

Thursday, April 25, 2024 7:00 PM
Location Big Roxie

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