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Ismo Ismo Ismo

Los Angeles Filmforum is pleased to inaugurate Ismo Ism Ismo: Cine Experimental en América Latina (Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Film in Latin America), a research project funded by the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA research initiative. Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine Experimental en América Latina) will culminate in a multi-part screening series featuring key works of experimental, time-based media made in Latin America and by Latin American artists. The exhibition will take place as a series of sixteen curated screenings, hosted in a combination of screening venues, museums, galleries and community spaces located throughout Southern California. Screenings will take place from September 2017 until January 2018.  

Ism, Ism, Ism will be the first major exhibition in the United States to include a broad range of experimental cinema from Latin America and will introduce U.S. audiences to a selection of rare cinematic masterworks in combination with resources that will help audiences better understand and discuss these films’ history and aesthetics. Many of the works in the series are largely unknown in the United States and most screenings will include national and area premieres.  To make this project possible, Filmforum has collaborated iwth scholars and curators in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, San Francisco, and Switzerland.  Check back as this exciting effort progresses.     

PUBLICATION

Broad in its approach and scope, the accompanying bilingual catalogue features the work of an globally-respected group of scholars, curators, filmmakers, and artists.  

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520296084

PROJECT TEAM 

PROJECT DIRECTOR AND CO-CURATOR: Luciano Piazza

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-CURATOR: Jesse Lerner

PROJECT COORDINATORS: Winona Bechtle, Brenda Contreras

PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Adam Hyman 

RESEARCH AND CURATORIAL TEAM: Isabel Arredondo, Tarek Elhaik, Alison Kozberg, Ángela López Ruiz, Rubens Machado Junior, Pablo Marín, María Luisa Marisy, María Belén Moncayo, Antoni Pinent, Álvaro Vázquez Mantecón, Marta Lucía Vélez.

Please direct inquiries to luciano@lafilmforum.org, winona@lafilmforum.org