Chuck Norris Vs. Communism

  • Listen Up! Listen Up!


Hammer Theatre SJ Fri, Mar 4, 2016 5:00 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Sat, Mar 5, 2016 11:15 AM
Hammer Theatre SJ Tue, Mar 8, 2016 9:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Special Screening
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ilinca Calugareanu
Producer:Mara Adin
Brett Ratner
Screenwriter:Ilinca Calugareanu
Music:Anne Nikitin
Rob Manning
Cinematographer:Jose Ruiz
Editor:Per K. Kirkegaard
Cast:Irina Nistor


"Rocky and Rambo become the unlikely tribunes of a revolution."
Director Ilinca Calugareanu's stylish and delightfully humorous story demonstrates the truly transformative nature of film as she takes us to the darkest days of 1980's Communist Romania. What better way to escape a dreary existence than through larger-than-life characters on the big screen? Irina Nistor relished the opportunity to bring joy to the hidden community of film lovers by dubbing banned Western VHS tapes into Romanian. Action heroes such as Chuck Norris became idolized and Nistor herself, a fantasy celebrity. This breezy, but moving, look at a bygone era emphasizes the power of freedom and the movies that helped overthrow a totalitarian state. - Sandy Wolf

Preceded by the short film: Listen Up!; PTP Short; 5 min.

Included Shorts

Listen Up! (5min) More

Additional Information

Screening presented in honor of Jim Boyce