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Film: The Motorcycle Diaries

Sunday Sojourn Cinema Series
Sunday, 6/26/2022
2:00 - 4:15
Potrero Meeting Room

1616 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves travel guides are flying from library shelves. To encourage patron wanderlust, Potrero Branch has launched the Sunday Sojourn Cinema Series.

Adapted from the diaries of Alberto Granado and Ernesto Guevara, the biographical film,The Motorcycle Diaries, recounts their South American odyssey riding a Norton 500 motorcycle - La Peligrosa. When La Peligrosa sputters to its final mile, the two nomads continue their journey afoot and also hitchhike through Chile to Peru. 

As they experience the impact of political, economic and social injustice, the seeds of the revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara are sown. Humor is a constant companion throughout their adventures. After three weeks of caring for patients at the leper colony in San Pablo, Peru, Ernesto accidentally dances his invention,The Mambo Tango, at their farewell party. Rockin' missionary nuns look on in laughter.

In Spanish with English subtitles

R, 126 min., 2004.

Director: Walter Salles

Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna

Second film of the Sunday Sojourn Cinema Series, Potrero Branch, June 12–August 28, 2022

A vagabond-spirited door prize will be raffled off when the film ends.


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