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Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “Zama”

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, this Argentine film, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, tells the story of a 17th century Spanish officer in a remote posting who awaits his transfer to his native Buenos Aires.

Zama’s situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the king never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

Country of Origin: Argentina

Running time 1 hour, 55 minutes. Directed by Lucrecia Martel.

Part of the Princeton International Cinema series, a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Tickets ($11 general admission, $8 seniors, $6 Princeton University ID holders, library cardholders and Garden Theatre members) may be purchased online at thegardentheatre.com or at the door. The library will also offer a limited number of free tickets while supplies last for each screening. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220 for availability. Free popcorn.


September 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Princeton Garden Theater
160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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