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Poetics of Space: 8mm Films from Argentina

  • UCLA Film and Television Archive 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

Friday, 19 January 2018  - 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater UCLA

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Poetics of Space: 8mm Films from Argentina  
In Person: Pablo Marín, curator and filmmaker

The arrival of Super 8, in the mid-1960s, meant the most radical expansion of the cinematic field of action until that historical moment.  By means of these inexpensive, light and automated small-format cameras, cinema began a new stage, distanced from the specific and exclusionary technical knowledge of historical filmmaking, Super 8 proposed an inclusive and informal amateurism.  Throughout Latin America, and in particular in Argentina (where Super 8 production remains active to this day), Super 8 was adopted early by occasional filmmakers, but, above all, by a handful of artists who saw in Super 8 an opportunity to capture personal explorations that would redefine the very limits of the technology.  Driven by concepts from painting, music and philosophy, the films of this program compose a challenging panorama of what could be called an aesthetics of reduction, concentration and innovation carried out during the last fifty years of Argentine experimental cinema. -- Pablo Marín 

Earlier Event: January 11
Estrellas de Ayer: Latin Camp