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Filmfront presents Dark Matter

  • Filmfront 1740 West 18th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Co-curator Jesse Lerner in person!

Military coups; civil wars; authoritarian regimes; U.S. led invasions: experimental cinema in Latin America has not escaped the impact of such ongoing forms of social upheaval. In many of these contexts, resistant social commentary can be a precarious, even dangerous, project. Tonight’s program unfurls a roster of defiant expressions so hazarded. 


  • Zona intertidal (Intertidal Zone) (Grupo Los Vagos, 1980, El Salvador, digital, 14 min)

  • Tristezas (Sorrows) (Paz Encina, 2016, Paraguay, digital, 7 min)

  • Materia oscura (Dark Matter) (Bruno Varela, 2016, Mexico, digital, 8 min)

  • Post-Military Cinema (Bea Santiago Muñoz, 2014, Puerto Rico, digital, 11 min)

  • La guerra sin fin (I’m Very Happy) [The Unfinished War (I’m Very Happy)] (Zigmunt Cedinsky, 2006, Venezuela, digital, 7.5 min)

  • Impresión de una guerra (Impression of a War) (Camilo Restrepo, Columbia/Francia, digital, 26 min)