THE WANDERING SOAP OPERA (LA TELENOVELA ERRANTE)
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Sunday, September 26, 2021
In 1990, Raúl Ruiz conducted six days of acting workshops and filming in his native Chile, yielding a small wealth of 16mm footage that was never edited together until Valeria Sarmiento, Ruiz’s wife and chief collaborator, returned to it nearly six years after Ruiz’s death in 2011. The result is a wildly inventive, episodic work of political satire born of Ruiz and Sarmiento’s vision of “Chilean reality” as a grand pastiche of soap-opera tropes—in other words, that the best way to understand the political and economic realities Chileans face is to view their situation through the sublime and ridiculous prism of the telenovela. (2017, 80 min., in Spanish w/ English subtitles)
FREE for Sonoma State University Students (get code from your professor)
$10 for 72-hour rental to the General Public
Run time: 80 min.