CARLOS screening at The Cinefest Sudbury Film


Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival is excited to announce the introduction of a monthly series of film presentations that will showcase both Canadian and international films. The Cinefest Sudbury Film Series will present a screening on the last Thursday of each month, beginning on November 25, with Olivier Assayas’ Carlos.

CARLOS [Olivier Assayas, France, 2010] Thursday, November 25, 2010 7:00 PM

Born in Venezuela to a lawyer who espoused Marxism, Carlos is the story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police. The man who became Carlos was educated in England and the Soviet Union before joining the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Beirut in 1970. Over the next two decades, he organized and carried out bombings, hostage takings and murders from London to the Hague to Paris and Vienna. In Austria in 1975, he led a group of terrorists in a raid on OPEC headquarters that resulted in tension-filled flights back and forth from Algiers to Tripoli as he attempted to flee to Baghdad. Throughout, he surrounded himself with various adventurers and killers and many women. The story ranges far and wide – from Europe, Latin America to Africa and the Middle East – and details the extraordinary career of the international terrorist better known as Carlos the Jackal. Carlos is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media.

Cinefest Sudbury Film Series Memberships Memberships for the Cinefest Sudbury Film Series are available for $25. Members receive a discount on Series screenings, a newsletter with advance information on upcoming film screenings, invitations to Festival media conferences and gain admission to the first screening of the series, Carlos, free of charge. Cinefest Sudbury Film Series tickets are $7.00 for members and $8.75 for non members. Memberships and tickets are available by calling the Cinefest Sudbury Box Office at 705.688.1234.

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