You still have a little bit of time to get in on the action, that is, if you have a schedule where spur-of-the-moment fest trips can be fit in. Rio runs from September 20-October 4, and the film is slated to close the fest. In case you're not familiar with the story -- it's a late 19th and early 20th century love triangle between Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) and Doctor Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt), which spans 50 years in Colombia.* Sweetening the screening, director Mike Newell, Bardem, and some of the film's producers will be there on closing night. I can only hope this film does well and brings some of García Márquez's lesser-known works to light. I'd love to see what cinema could do with his non-fiction, first-person recreation -- The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor. We'll find out soon enough -- the movie opens on November 16.
*Thanks to Lauren for the catch!