Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
La Mirada Foránea / Views from Outside
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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. This program takes traveling shots as its point of departure: the sensation of movement, displacement, exile, as well as not understanding what’s being said, being out of place, and entering into foreign exchanges. Leandro Katz takes a rigorous and deceptively simple approach to a roll of super-8 film shot on the periphery of an archaeological site in Guatemala. This modest short film joins the preoccupations of structural film, the fundamental tension between still photography and the illusion of cinematic movement, and the complex calendric calculations of the ancient Maya architects of the nearby ruins of Quiriguá. Dalia Huerta follows the circulation of commodities around the globe, especially th e archetypical Latin American export, the banana, and weaves together an idiosyncratic essay about the values associated with these objects, while Macarena Cordiviola takes the writings of French modernist poet Blaise Cendrars on a road trip and Edgar Jorge Baralt travels t h rough Southern California, finding echoes of his home country, Venezuela.