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Reel Connections Film Festival – Bronx Obama

Reel Connections Film Festival – Bronx Obama

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.

Film Synopsis:

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.

Event Snapshot

Dates: Thursday 13 November
Time: 9:00pm to 10:35pm
Duration: 92 min
Tickets: free event
Address: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
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