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The Block Museum of Art presents Dialogues with Che: Appropriations of a Revolutionary Figure

  • The Block Museum of Art 40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL, 60208 United States (map)

Dialogues with Che: Appropriations of a Revolutionary Figure 
(Various Artists, 1968-1997, Various Countries, digital and 16mm, 96 min total)

Images of Ernesto "Che" Guevara are the most contested and reproduced in Latin America, and this program explores ways this iconic figure has been represented in experimental films. Dialogue with Che, by legendary queer Nuyorican artist José Rodriguez Soltero, parodies Hollywood portrayals of the revolutionary hero. Photographic representations of Che are the subject of both Pedro Chaskel’s A Photograph Travels the World, which analyzes an iconic still taken by Alberto Korda at a political rally in 1960, and Leandro Katz’s El día que me quieras, which retraces the story behind the last photographs of Che Guevara as he lay dead, surrounded by his captors, taken by Freddy Alborta in 1967.  

Una foto recorre el mundo (A Photograph Travels the World)
(Pedro Chaskel, 1981, Cuba, digital, 13 min)

Diálogo con el Che (Dialogue with Che)
(José Rodriguez Soltero, 1968, USA, double system 16mm, 53 min) 

El día que me quieras (The Day You’ll Love Me)
(Leandro Katz, 1997, Argentina, digital, 30 min)