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Past Event

World Cinema Series

Spider Thieves

Directed by Guillermo Helo
Chile, 2017

Inspired by actual events, this teenage thriller is a unique social commentary on dreams, class, and unfulfilled expectations in contemporary Chile.

Three teenage girls from a Santiago shanty town set in motion a plan to climb buildings and plunder expensive apartments. All they want is to have all the cool and trendy stuff they see advertised in TV commercials and department stores. Word spreads and soon enough they became the notorious “spider thieves.”

There will be a post screening Q&A hosted by Professor Manuel Chavez  with special guest speakers Prof. Priscilla & Gustavo Gac-Artigas