Monthly Archives: January 2015
The McCall Film Society’s Winter presents “ To Kill A Man”, Wednesday, February 11th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave, The film, winner of the Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival, is a drama from Chile, that Variety calls an “Impressive! [A] slow-burning revenge thriller…artfully plotted.”
To Kill a Man is about a hardworking family man Jorge who is just barely making ends meet. When he gets mugged by Kalule, a neighborhood delinquent, Jorge’s son decides to confront Kalule, only to get himself shot in the process. Sentenced to a scant 2 years in prison for the offense, Kalule, released and now intent on revenge, goes on the warpath, terrorizing Jorge’s family. With his wife, son and daughter at the mercy of a thug, Jorge has no choice but to take justice into his own hands, and live with the emotional and psychological consequences.
The Chilean director of “To Kill A Man”, Alejandro Fernández Almendras attended journalism school before finally finding a camera in his hands for the first time 14 years ago.The film is loosely based on a true story said Alejandro. “Some five years ago I saw a news report about this family being harassed by a local thug and how they felt desperate and frightened. At one point they decided the best and maybe the only thing to do was to go and kill that man. When the reporter asked the assassin if given the same conditions—the threatened family, the inefficiency of the justice system, the growing menace of the thug—he would go the same road again and kill the man, he says, categorically: “No, because you don’t have any idea what it means to kill a man.” Those words resonated a lot in me and I decided to make a film about that, about a man who doesn’t want to kill and in a way is forced by circumstances for to so.”
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday, February 5th until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.