The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
February 5, 2005 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
February 6, 2005 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
In 1952, a young medical student and a biochemist from Argentina set off on a road trip across South America. As they straddled their beaten up motorcycle, the men talked in awed tones of the sights they were about to experience. The record of their trip may have disappeared into the ether if one of the riders departing on that fateful day hadn't been the future insurrectionary figurehead of the Cuban revolution, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (played here by Gael Garcia Bernal). The young Che's companion on the trip was his best friend, Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), with their simple goals being to enjoy themselves, and meet some girls along the way. As the trip unfolds at the behest of their spluttering motorcycle, the boys discover more about themselves than they ever imagined possible. [rottentomatoes.com]
"A deeply felt and beautifully acted hagiography -- a portrait of a citizen of the world as a young man."
-- Peter Rainer, New York Magazine. Read this review.