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Award-winner from Uruguay at library Thursday at 6 p.m.

Posted on: January 26, 2010

Jara is a bear of a guy.  And he’s shy.  However he is dependable, and makes a good security guard in his town on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay.  During the wee hours of the morning he sits alone and clicks the security monitor over the aisles of a grocery store. 

Finding love in a security camera may not seem likely.  However, one night Jara notices a pretty young woman mopping the floors.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s latest movie, “Gigante,” winner of three prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival.  Screening will be Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 85 minutes.  In Spanish with subtitles in English. This film is not rated but would be suitable for teens.

The young woman is Julia.  She’s from the country and spends her days watching scary movies, listening to rock bands and going to the local beach.  She does not tell Jara this information.  He finds it out by following her around the town.  He even tails her when she’s on a date.

But stalking is not the way to form a relationship and soon shy Jara has to make a move before it’s too late.  The Murphy Library shows a Film Movement selection every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m.  Call 837-2417 for details.

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