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Patten Free Library Screens “The Motorcycle Diaries”

Posted July 01, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.

As part of its “On the Road” summer film festival, Patten Free Library will screen “The Motorcycle Diaries” on July 9 at 6:30pm.

Based on a true life story, “The Motorcycle Diaries” is an inspiring and thrilling adventure that traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary spirit. The film follows two daring friends, Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal, Y Tu Mama Tambien) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who hop on the back of a beat-up motorcycle for a breathtaking and exciting road trip across Latin America. From executive producer Robert Redford and acclaimed director Walter Salles (Central Station) comes a life-changing journey that critics hailed as “Magnificent!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

“*****! A superb film! With humor, exquisite compassion and visual grace.” Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the great films of this, or any year.” Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV

This summer’s film festival features some of the best road movies of all time including “Thelma & Louise,” “Road to Morocco,” “Midnight Run” and “The Blues Brothers.” The series runs Tuesday evenings through October 29. Show time for all screenings is 6:30pm in the library’s air-conditioned community room. All movies are free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided.

For the complete schedule, visit www.patten.lib.me.us or stop in at the library. See you at the movies!

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