Lake Theatre's First Tuesday Film Club presents "No"

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Come to Lake Theatre to experience the real life story of a marketing campaign that sparked a revolution. Join the First Tuesday Film Club on June 4 at 12 noon and 7 PM at 1022 Lake Street in Oak Park for a special presentation of Spanish language film "No." A discussion following the film will be led by David Sikich, professor at Columbia College Chicago and author of Movies and Money: Lessons from the Motion Picture Marketplace for the 21st Century. Tickets for "No" are $6 for matinee/seniors and $8.50 for the evening.

Directed by Pablo Larrain, the Oscar-nominated film "No" takes place in 1988, during the national referendum to overthrow Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The film follows the journey of advertising wunderkind Rene Saavedra (portrayed by Gael Garcia Bernal), who unwittingly becomes the heart of a political movement by spearheading the national campaign to vote "no" on Pinochet's presidency. "No" artfully marries the genre of political thriller with the modern fascination of the marketing and advertising world. Surrounded by people with adamant agendas and increasingly under careful surveillance by Pinochet's regime, Rene finds a way to speak to the people of Chile and unite them in the pursuit of happiness.

Former movie marketing and distribution executive, David Sikich, lends a unique, expert perspective in understanding "No." A book signing will be held after the discussion with a 20% discount for all those in attendance (cash or check only).

About First Tuesday Film Club

On the first Tuesday of each month, Lake Theatre presents afternoon and evening screenings of documentary, foreign, or classic films at 12pm and 7pm. The program includes an advisory board, currently consisting of local residents Bobbie Raymond, Susie Helfrich, and Mary Kay O'Grady, along with Shirley Johnson of Classic Cinemas, who collaborate on film selection. Film discussions follow both screenings.

About Classic Cinemas

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 13 theatres with 100 screens in the northern Illinois area. Each auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology. For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit www.classiccinemas.com.

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