Join the Bogota and Mexico City Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Gene Siskel Film Center as they host a pre-screening reception at 1:30pm before the screening of the Chicago premiere of the documentary Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez at 3pm.
Raised by grandparents in northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez, 1982 Nobel Laureate in Literature, found a lifetime of inspiration in the superstitions, poverty, violence, and family lore of his remote village, celebrated eccentrically and hauntingly through his fiction. Filmmaker Justin Webster charts the political and artistic evolution of the law-school dropout and journalist, as his magic-realist novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and No One Writes to the Colonel, bring global fame, and he advances to the forefront of Latin America’s struggles against dictatorship and oppression. In Spanish with English subtitles; 2015; 90 minutes. DCP digital.