The Motorcycle Diaries
"Let the world change you and you can change the world" was the tag line for THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES which is our next Rialto Recommends film. In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale follows their journey as they unveil the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent. The Seattle Times said "You get so caught up in the beauty of the images, and lost in the weathered faces found along the way, you quite forget that you're traveling with Che Guevara -- which is, of course, exactly what the original experience would be." While the Los Angeles Times observed "As this soulful and reflective film, as gentle as it is potent, ably demonstrates, transformation is no less convincing for being a gradual process that comes on its subjects all unawares." The San Jose Mercury News raved "This is the kind of impassioned, richly detailed character piece that reminds us why we fell in love with movies in the first place." THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES is streaming on DirectTV or available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, FandangoNow, Vudu, and others HERE.