Vidiots Foundation presents a screening of “Escobar: Paradise Lost” on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Vidiots Annex, followed by a Q&A with star Benicio Del Toro, director Andrea Di Stefano and moderated by film critic Elvis Mitchell.
“Escobar: Paradise Lost” is the directorial debut for first-time writer/director Andrea Di Stefano. It is the story of young surfers, Nicko (Josh Hutcherson) and his brother, who head to Colombia in search of an easier life on the beaches. Nicko meets the girl of his dreams only to find her uncle is notorious drug trafficker Pablo Escobar (Del Toro).
All proceeds go toward the Vidiots Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization dedicated to the cinematic and media arts in the form of preserving and protecting our collection of over 50,000 rare and classic VHS, DVD and Blu-ray titles.
Vidiots celebrates cinema and the vitality of independent art through education, archival preservation and accessibility. The Vidiots Foundation connects people to experience evolving media, taking the video store culture into the 21st Century.
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Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, $15 for students, seniors & Vidiots Foundation members. Address: 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405. Parking is available at Civic Center off of Main St. and at 1571 4th St.

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