Reel Connections Film Festival – Bronx Obama
13 Nov 2014 | Thursday 9:00pm to 10:35pm
Presented by BEMAC, Reel Connections Film Festival showcases a collection of topical films from selected participating G20 nations with nine evenings of world cinema in the three weeks leading up to the Leader’s Summit.
When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the “look of a lifetime” and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.
Festivals/Awards: HotDocs, AFI Docs (Winner Best Film)
Writer: Gary N/A
Director: Ryan Murdock
Producer: Ryan Murdock
Cast: Louis Ortiz
Proudly supported by the Queensland Government as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
|Dates:||Thursday 13 November|
|Time:||9:00pm to 10:35pm|
|Address:||Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point|