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Archive Fever! 6.0

A Useful Life (La Vida Util)

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dir. Federico Veiroj, Uruguay/Spain, 2010, b/w, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 67 min.

After twenty-five years, Cinemateca Uruguay’s most devoted employee, Jorge (real-life Uruguayan critic Jorge Jellinek), still finds inspiration in caring for the films and audiences that grace the screen and seats of his beloved art-house cinema. But when dwindling attendance and diminishing support force the theater to close its doors, Jorge is sent into a world he knows only through the lens of art—and suddenly is forced to discover a new passion that transcends his once-celluloid reality. Stylishly framed in black-and-white with brilliantly understated performances, Federico Veiroj’s sly and loving homage to the soul of cinema is a universally appealing gem and knowing charmer about life after the movies.