Indie Memphis is proud to team up with the Brooks Museum of Art to present an exclusive engagement of CHE, Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed epic about Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, in two parts on consecutive Sundays. Benicio del Toro (Best Actor, 2008 Cannes Film Festival) stars in an award-winning performance as the legendary revolutionary.
"Truly epic... Bold."
~Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"A great movie. 'Che' is a thing to be experienced.
~J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Nothing if not the movie of the year."
~Scott Foundas, LA Weekly
"A work of grand ambition. An experience you won't forget. Benicio Del Toro gives a magnificent performance."
~Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A spectacular achievement. The best executed and most intriguing work of Steven Soderbergh's career. Benicio Del Toro provides a marvelous physical and emotional performance."
~Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
Part 1, 'The Argentine' shows how Che proved to be an indispensable fighter, along with Fidel Castro, in the overthrow of the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. As he throws himself into the struggle, Che is embraced by his comrades and the Cuban people. Che rises to prominence in the Cuban Revolution, from doctor to commander to revolutionary hero.
Part 2, 'The Guerilla' (screening on March 8th) shows Che at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. The story of the Bolivian campaign is a tale of tenacity, sacrifice, idealism, and of guerrilla warfare that ultimately fails, bringing Che to his death. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.