Oblivion

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7, 2009
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Heddy Honigmann paints a lively and endearing—but also somber—portrait of life in her native country Peru with her latest documentary, Oblivion. Honigmann profiles the average citizens of Lima, who are trying to make a living and enjoy life in the face of poverty. Many of her subjects are artists: buskers, singers and even gymnasts, who entertain at crowded street intersections (often with little regard for traffic). She also interviews quirky business owners, including a frog-juice vendor and a man who makes presidential sashes—a niche market if there ever was one. The film screens for free tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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