Thursday, 25 February 2010, 12pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

CILAVS invites you to the screening of Plan Rosebud 2, followed by a discussion with the director, Dr María Ruido.

The documentary Plan Rosebud 2, produced by CGAC (Galician Centre of Contemporary Art),  is the second part of the project Plan Rosebud. It focuses on the Spanish Transition, the period that took place after the end of Franco’s rule, placing it in its cultural context, as well as on the final years of the Labour Party’s rule in Great Britain during the seventies and the rise of the conservative leader Margaret Thatcher.

Through analysis of social movements and popular culture, the film attempts to dismantle the idea that a pact among the Spanish ruling elite, led by Adolfo Suarez and King Juan Carlos, saved Spain from a new civil war and paved the way for a  peaceful  transition to a democratic regime (as we can see and listen, for example in the most famous mythologic-media account, La Transición española, the series directed by the journalist Victoria Prego in the first years of the government of Felipe Gonzalez).

Plan Rosebud 2 has won the Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2009 New York Independent Film & Video Festival.

Please click on Plan Rosebud 2 – You Tube to see the trailer.