25 "Reel Latin America" Film Festival: The Companion
Introduction: Dr. Thomas Edison, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule, The Companionnarrates the unlikely friendship between a boxing champion and a conflictive patient.
After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero has no other choice but to serve a sentence. His fate is in Los Cocos, a sanatorium under military rule where HIV patients are compulsorily confined, with the exception of a weekly pass to visit their families under the supervision of personal wardens called “companions.”
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Speed Museum, Speed Cinema 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208
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