New Peruvian Cinema: Videofilia
At the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles CA 90026
Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum
Los Angeles Premiere!
Filmmaker Juan Daniel F. Molero in person from Peru!
Note the change from our usual location.
The world was supposed to end but it didn’t. Luz is still alive. She’s a teenage misfit who spends her first days out of school wandering through the Internet and seeking for new and weird experiences. She meets Junior online who captures her attention, he’s an older slacker obsessed with conspiracy theories, videogames and porn. After cybersex is done the only thing left is the encounter in flesh, but on the eve of that meeting unusual events unfold and other odd characters appear in this psychedelic tragicomedy that takes place in a Lima of spiritual decay, media overload, glitches and pre-Inca ruins.
Tickets: An Echo Park Film Center screening with $5 donation for all attendees, co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum
Juan Daniel F. Molero (1987) - Filmmaker, film editor and cultural entrepreneur born and based in Lima, having also lived in Buenos Aires and New York where he earned his first experience in film journalism, video blogging, experimental film and film programming. Founded Tiempo Libre Studio in 2012 with which he makes films, workshops, screenings, editing residencies and other film related activities. His work is specialized in lo-fi, genre bending and hybridization of images that have manifested in non-fiction and experimental narratives screened at many renowned international festivals such as Rotterdam, New Horizons, BAFICI, FIDMarseille, Valdivia, Lima Independiente and La Habana, including venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Museum of Lima and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. His latest feature film, Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes), won the first Tiger Award for Peruvian cinema at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 and got the Hubert Bals Fund for Post-Production in Fall 2014.