Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations in between Languages
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations in between Languages

Sunday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 pm 
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Filmmaker Poli Marichal in person!

Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.  Tickets available in advance at https://bilingualaesthetics.bpt.me or at the door.

Filmforum concludes its groundbreaking series Ism, Ism,Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America with this critical look at cinematic investigations around issues of languages and communication.

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Misreadings / Malas Lecturas 
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Misreadings / Malas Lecturas 

Billy Wilder Theater UCLA
10899 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Book launch: In person: Luis Ospina, Pablo Marín, Poli Marichal, Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza

In the era of silent cinema, the interplay between text and image on the screen was a constant. A major figure in the Brazilian avant-garde, Humberto Mauro, believed that spoken dialogues and intertitles detracted from the moving image.

 

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Meta: Cinema Critiques Cinema
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Meta: Cinema Critiques Cinema

Billy Wilder Theater UCLA
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
In person: Ximena Cuevas, filmmaker / Luis Ospina, filmmaker

In a reflexive mode, the filmmakers in this program contemplate their chosen medium, its history, defining characteristics and iconic movements.

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ORG by Fernando Birri 
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

ORG by Fernando Birri 

A Tribute to Fernando Birri
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Fernando Birri’s ORG is a colossal, nearly three-hour long film that’s only rarely been screened since it premiered at the 1979 Venice Film Festival. Ever since his debut Tire Dié, this 91-year-old director, who is also a poet, painter, teacher and film school founder, has been a key figure in Latin American cinema.
Co-presented by Acropolis Cinema

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La Mirada Foránea / Views from Outside
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

La Mirada Foránea / Views from Outside

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Ism, Ism, Ism: Views from outside (La mirada foránea)
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Filmmaker Dalia Huerta in person from Mexico! 
Filmmaker Edgar Jorge-Baralt in person!

INFO: www.lafilmforum.org, 323-377-7238

A traveling shot, in which the camera moves horizontally and smoothly through space, is a basic element of film language.

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Altered Surfaces 
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Altered Surfaces 

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Ism, Ism, Ism: Altered Surfaces

At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Guest: Manuela De Laborde, from Mexico

INFO: www.lafilmforum.org, 323-377-7238

Abstraction has been a recurring strategy in Latin American visual cultures since long before the European Conquest. 

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 Talleres: Experimental Women Filmmakers from Latin America
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Talleres: Experimental Women Filmmakers from Latin America

Thursday November 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum and the Hammer Museum present
Ism, Ism, Ism: Talleres: Experimental Women Filmmakers from Latin America

At The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Guests: Curator Ángela López Ruiz, filmmakers Poli Maricahl and Vivian Ostrovsky

Tickets: Free, no RSVP needed.  Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.

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DIEGO RÍSQUEZ' American Trilogy AMÉRIKA, TERRA INCÓGNITA
Nov
20
8:30 PM20:30

DIEGO RÍSQUEZ' American Trilogy AMÉRIKA, TERRA INCÓGNITA

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In the 1980s, the multifaceted artist, painter and filmmaker from Venezuela, Diego Rísquez, undertook the daunting project of a trilogy about the real and mythical histories of the Latin American continent and made his first feature film: Bolívar, sinfonía tropical (Bolívar, Tropical Symphony, 1979), which became the first Super 8 film to be selected for the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Amérika, Terra Incógnita (1988), originally shot in Super 16mm and later blown-up to 35mm, is composed like tableaux vivants offering a visual journey into the reverse perspective of European colonialism—the journey of a captive Indian into the Spanish court. 

 

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CANCELLED: Diego Rísquez’ Amerika Trilogy, part 1:  Bolivar, Tropikal Symphony
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED: Diego Rísquez’ Amerika Trilogy, part 1: Bolivar, Tropikal Symphony

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:00pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Ism, Ism, Ism: Diego Rísquez’ Amerika Trilogy, part 1: Bolivar, Tropikal Symphony
At the Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO: www.lafilmforum.org, 323-377-7238

In the 1980s, the multifaceted artist, painter and filmmaker from Venezuela, Diego Rísquez, undertook the daunting project of a trilogy about the real and mythical histories of the Latin American continent and made his first feature film: Bolivar, Tropikal Symphony, which became the first Super 8 film to be selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. We screen it tonight in what might be its Los Angeles premiere.

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Poets, Artists, and Anarcho-super8istas
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Poets, Artists, and Anarcho-super8istas

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Multiplicity is one of the hallmarks of audiovisual production in Brazil in the 1970s, a response to the authoritarian regime of the military dictatorship (1964-1986). Alongside the development of "marginal," "underground," "new," and "poetic" cinemas, and the success of state-sponsored Embrafilme, the proliferation of experimental film production in authoritarian Brazil was unprecedented. Often marginalized, censored, or ignored, these Super 8 shorts circulated by way of festivals, art shows, and a myriad of below the radar events. Using Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan (1972), the unfinished short by Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980), as a point of departure, this program presents a brief overview of experimental Brazilian Super 8, in in all its aesthetic diversity. 

In person: Curator and scholar Rubens Machado Jr.

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