Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

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Spain | 2015 | 88 minutes | Justin Webster

October 2 - 8, 2015

SIFF Film Center | Ends Thu Oct 8
This emotional documentary tells the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez - known as “Gabo” throughout Latin America – a law-school dropout and journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, and went on to become the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality?

The answer lies is the interwoven threads of the life and work of Gabriel García Márquez, whose sensual, "magical" sensibility not only changed the face of literature, but lead him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s—including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton.

  • Director: Justin Webster
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 88 minutes
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Icarus Films