Almost 42 years have passed since a military coup in Chile deposed the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. The death of Allende and the years of military dictatorship that followed have left deep scars in both the country and in Allende’s immediate family. In BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE, his granddaughter Marcia Tambutti Allende goes in search of Salvador Allende the man. The filmmaker’s aged grandmother slowly starts to talk more about Allende, her marriage and her role as the president’s wife. Other members of the family, many of whom never knew Allende personally, also start to talk and as a result we get to know the kind of man her grandfather was.
Austin: Feb. 21 & 25 at Violet Crown Cinema.