People often think of Argentina - four times the size of Texas - only in terms of the pampas, with its fertile grassland that feeds some of the finest livestock in the world. But Argentina is much, much more. Come see for yourself when the University Travel Club presents its third film of the current season, "Argentina," in Kingsbury Hall Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.
On hand for live narration will be the film's writer, photographer and producer, Buddy Hatton, who cannot remember a time when he was not in show business.The landscape of this country is varied and beautiful. Along Argentina's entire western boundary are the Andes - the mountain range second in height only to the Himalayas. In the southern region is Bariloche, the heart of the Lake District's resort life. The land of the gaucho, the land of the adventurer, the land of the Portenos - all captured on film to be seen and enjoyed.
The film opens in Buenos Aires, the largest and most European metropolis in South America - a sophisticated and vibrant city that blends the cultures and lifestyles of many lands. With broad boulevards and huge shade trees, beautiful residential districts and lively streets, plazas with splendid monuments and fountains, sidewalk cafes, tango parlos, 20th-century office buildings standing next to 19th-century buildings - with all this and more, Buenos Aires is nothing but nonstop action.
After opening sequences in Buenos Aires, Hatton focuses on spectacular Iguassu Falls, the Arrayanes Forest which inspired Disney's "Bambi Forest", and the Bavarian village that is famous for skiing, handpainted pottery and chocolate factories.
This will be Mr. Hatton's second appearance on the UTC platform.
General admission tickets are on sale in the Kingsbury Hall office, room 210, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 p.m. till showtime on Thursday.
The free shuttlebus will begin service in Rice Stadium parking lot about 7:10 p.m.