Fat, Bald, Short Man – Global Lens Film Series

Posted on January 7, 2013 by

January 13, 2013 – Sunday – 3 p.m. – Downtown Library

Fat, Bald, Short Man – directed by Carlos Osuna (Colombia)

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. But Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. And when he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this sly, involving rotoscope story suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Global Lens 2012 Film Series Juneau. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. Sundays at 3pm, Jan 13th through Feb 18th, free at the Downtown Library. Upcoming films: Jan 20- Craft (Brazil), Jan 27- Toll Booth (Turkey) Feb 3- The Finger (Argentia), Feb 10- Mourning (Iran), Feb 17- The Prize (Argentina).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, The Goldtown Nickelodeon and the Capital City Rotaract.

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