PGA – WALT & EL GRUPO Screening

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The PGA East Diversity, Documentary, and Screening Committees invite you to a Screening of

Walt Disney Pictures presents

WALT & EL GRUPO

Produced by Kuniko Okubo

Written and Directed by Theodore Thomas

In 1941, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration had growing concerns about the rise of Nazi and Fascist influence within the nations of Latin America.

The White House called on Hollywood to help shore up relations between the Americas and, in August of that year, Walt Disney and a handpicked mini-studio embarked on a Latin America goodwill tour.

This watershed moment in the life of one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th Century is examined through the lens of consummate documentarians – Theodore Thomas and Kuniko Okubobringing – to life the colors, sights, and sounds of a pre-War South America, while relating the never-before-told story of the artistic regeneration of Walt Disney, his closest colleagues, and the studio that continues Disney’s legacy to this day.

The film time travels in Disney’s footsteps, through the use of personal letters and stunning artwork from the trip, remembrances by descendants and survivors, and extraordinary newly discovered footage.

Running time: 106 minutes, Release Date: September 11, 2009

Rated PG for historical smoking. .

Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm, Dolby 88 Screening Room, 1350 Avenue of Americas


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