A film about Simon Bolivar, in San Francisco.

édgar ramírez  as simón bolívar photo courtesy of cohen media group_{8575d914-c5c1-e311-a4a4-d4ae527c3b65}It opens on October 3 in selected Bay area theaters. An epic film about legendary Simón Bolívar, El Libertador of the Americas presents Venezuelan-native Edgar Ramirez as Bolivar, and Spanish actress María Valverde (A Puerta Fría), as his beloved wife, along with a fine group of actors.

The film does not appear to be a documentary, but rather a fictional story based on his victories, struggles,  leadership, and his dreams for creating a united South America.

Here is what the producers say about The Liberator:

The Libertador tells the story of Simón Bolívar, one of the most prominent Latin American leaders in the colonial struggle for independence from the Spanish crown. Centering on a thirty year period in Bolívar’s life (1800-1830), Arvelo’s film traces his improbable, circuitous rise to power, his unprecedented military victory – establishing the first union of newly independent countries, Gran Colombia, over which he presided for over ten years – and his ultimate fall from political grace.”

Opens October 3

  • Century 9 in San Francisco
  • Century Northgate in San Rafael
  • Maya Cinemas Salinas in Salinas
  • Maya Cinemas Pittsburg in Pittsburg
  • Regal Olympus Pointe in Roseville

The Libertador is directed by Alberto Arvelo and written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), with original music by Gustavo Dudamel (Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela; Los Angeles Philharmonic). It is produced by Alberto Arvelo, Ana Loehnert and Winfried Hammacher (As If I Am Not There; Deadfall). The executive producer is Édgar Ramirez.


quote leftI swear before you; I swear on the God of my parents; I swear on them; I swear on my honor and I swear on my country that I shall not give rest to my arm nor respite to my soul until I have broken the chains that oppress us by the will of the Spanish power. quote right

– Simon Bolivar.