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Weicholz Global Film Series: Perfect Strangers

Event Info
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:00pm
General Admission: $10

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Perfect Strangers is a worldwide cinematic and cultural phenomenon that explores the role of technology and its impact on personal relationships. All in all, the script for Perfect Strangers has been remade nine times since the original 2016 Italian film including versions from Greece, Spain, Turkey, Israel, and now Mexico. Tapping into our cell phone-obsessed zeitgeist, seven long-time friends meet for an intimate dinner party during a lunar eclipse. When the hostess suggests a party game in which the attendees place their cellphones in the center of the dining room table and agree to make all calls and texts public, secrets and lies abound, forcing the participants to question how much they really know about each other.

“. . . a wild and entertaining ride into the darker side of technology and the ominous ways in which we are letting our cell phones not only control us, but to also define us.”  -Reel reviews

Perfect Strangers is a deliciously dark comedy from Mexico. . . Caro approaches the material almost like a thriller . . .The camera seems to be in constant motion; a smart move that prevents the action from feeling stage-bound. The Rodrigo Dávila score pulsates, adding tension and a mysterious sense of urgency to the proceedings.” -USA Today

Directed by Manolo Caro
Starring: Cecilia Suarez, Bruno Bichir, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Mariana Trevino
Mexico; Rated R; Directed by Manolo Caro (2018); 97 minutes


With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.