GABO, THE MAGIC OF REALISM
GABO, LA MAGIA DE LO REAL
JUNE 24, 2015. 7:00 PM.
Fiterman Hall BMCC
81 Barclay Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10007
ORIGINAL TITLE: GABO, LA MAGIA DE LO REAL
DIRECTOR: Justin Webster
PRODUCERS: Sumpta Ayuso, Kate Horne, Angus MacQueen, and Kristina Rodemann.
CAST: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jon Lee Anderson, Xavi Ayén, Carmen Balcells, Bill Clinton, María Jimena Duzán, César Gaviria Trujillo, Gerald Martin, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Aida García Márquez, Jaime García Márquez, Tachia Quintana, María Elvira Samper, and Enrique Santos.
Date completed: 2015
Film Category: Documentary
Length of Film: 90 min
How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions and whose works changed our perception of reality? The answer is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the critically-acclaimed masterpiece ”100 Years of Solitude”, who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia. This film is a story about the incredible power of human imagination, following the interwoven threads of Gabriel García Márquez’s life and work – “Gabo” to all of Latin America – with the narrative tension of an investigation.
Webster is an English director living in Barcelona. He has been directing documentaries for over a decade. His passion for compiling true stories and telling them in a dramatic way has led him to continually seek in his documentaries the narrative tension that exists in fiction. Among his awarding winning films are Life from Others (2012), Convict the Judge (2011), The Madrid Connection (2007), Photographing the Exodus (2005) and FC Barcelona Confidential (2005).