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'Lucio' - Anarchist Film Show Sun 22 Nov 7.30 Dow's Glasgow

Martin O'Neill | 10.11.2009 21:12

Anarchist Film Show
Sunday 22nd November
Upstairs Lounge
Dow's Bar
9 Dundas Street
(opp. side entrance Queen Street Station)
G1 2AH

'Lucio' (93 mins.)
There are plenty of anarchists in the world. Many have committed robbery or
smuggling for their cause. Fewer have discussed strategies with Che Guevara
or saved the skin of Eldridge Cleaver, the leader of the Black Panthers.
There is only one who has done all that, and also brought to its knees the
most powerful bank on the planet by forging travellers cheques, without
missing a single day of work in his construction job. He is Lucio Urtubia,
from a tiny village in Navarra in North of Spain. Lucio, 75, now lives in
Paris, still raising anarchist hell. Lucio has been protagonist and witness
to many of the historic events of the second half of the 20th century. His
family was persecuted by Franco's regime, he was on the streets of Paris
for the phenomenon of May of '68, he actively supported Castro's
revolution, he helped thousands of exiled people by providing false
documents to them. But without a doubt, his greatest triumph came in the
second half of the seventies. The press called him "the good bandit", or
the Basque Zorro. He managed to swindle 25 million dollars from the First
National Bank (now Citibank), to later invest the money in causes he
believed in. Miraculously, he spent no more than a few months in jail
throughout his career.

Projector Fund -

Recently we have been borrowing a projector from Edinburgh for film shows,
but this is for a limited period only.

If you want further Anarchist Film Shows please make a donation.

The projector fund currently stands at £150.

If everyone at this screening chips in a a couple of quid we will be able
to buy one.

Martin O'Neill