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Join us for a screening of Spanish film, "Fat, Bald, Short Man." The film is part of the Global Lens series of award-winning narrative feature films from 10 countries throughout the world. Description:
"Fat, Bald, Short Man (Gordo, Calvo Y Bajito)"
Lonesome, middle-aged virgin Antonio Farfán is picked on and ridiculed as a matter of course, whether by coworkers or his bullying mooch of a brother (who only calls when he needs money). An employee of a notary’s office, his status improves a bit when his new boss -- and strangely affable doppelganger -- takes an interest in him.
Yet Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. When he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this story (animated by rotoscoping) suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it.
Director: Carlos Osuna
Language: Spanish, with subtitles in English
Length: 91 minutes
The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.
Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.