Picasso in Film: Neruda
August 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16 - $18
The Nobel-Prize winning Chilean poet and politician, Pablo Neruda, was the most notorious communist in post-WWII Chile. Faced with shifting political ideologies, Neruda retreats to an underground existence, hunted by the police and secret detectives. Ever the poet, Neruda leaves sly clues for his pursuers in an effort to refuse living the life of the fugitive while artists back in Europe, led by Picasso, fight for his freedom. Eventually, Neruda escapes to Argentina by passing through the Andes mountains to freedom. Picasso appears in the film when he reads a poem at a conference that Neruda has secretly mailed to him.