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ACRE presents Urban Harmonies/Dissonant Cities

  • ACRE 1345 West 19th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Many filmmakers have maintained a fascination with the city, as Latin American cities were transformed by unfettered growth, industrialization, and massive rural to urban migrations. This program offers a range of urban visions—some more celebratory, others more critical—of the architecture, daily life, public spaces, and transportation of cities such as Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Bogotá, Los Angeles, Santiago, and London. 


  • Habana Solo (Juan Carlos Alom, 2000, 15 min, b&w, 16mm transferred to digital, Cuba)

  • Inùtil Paisagem (Louise Botkay, 2010, 6 min, b&w, 16mm transferred to digital, Brazil)

  • Machinery No. 1 (Maquinaria No. 1) (Luis Soldevilla, 2011, 3 min, color, sound, video, Perú)

  • Constitución (Constitution) (Melisa Aller, 2013, 4 min, b&w, sound, Super 8 transferred to digital, Argentina)

  • Despedida (Farewell) (Alexandra Cuesta, 2013, 10 min, color, sound, 16mm transferred to digital, Ecuador/USA)

  • La Poubelle (Felipe Ehrenberg, 1970, 16 min, color, sound, video transferred to digital, México)

  • Rapsodia en Bogotá (José María Arzuaga, 1963, 24 min, color, sound, 35mm transferred to digital, Colombia)