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Fall 2017

  • Kelly Gallagher Pearl Pistols 2

    Pearl Pistols, by Kelly Gallagher

    Resistance Isn’t Futile

    Date: September 17, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Rescheduled from January 22.  Resistance takes many forms, riotous and quiet, political and economic, through education and through engagement.  Featuring films by Straub-Huillet, Kelly Gallagher, Kevin Jerome Everson, Penelope Spheeris, Robert Fenz, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Danny Lyon, and more.

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    La langosta azul (The Blue Lobster)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster

    Date: September 22, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Filmforum launches Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine Experimental en América Latina) at REDCAT in a packed weekend. Ism, Ism, Ismo is an unprecedented, five-month film series —the first in the U.S.—that surveys Latin America’s vibrant experimental production from the 1930s through today.  Our first screening highlights historical short films influenced by surrealism, including Álvaro Cepeda Zamudio’s and Gabriel García Márquez’s renowned La langosta azul (The Blue Lobster)!

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    Mariana Botey, El dedal de rosas (1998)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Crossing Paths: Latina and Latin American Women Filmmakers in Los Angeles

    Date: September 22, 2017
    Time: 9:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Program 2 of Ism, Ism, Ism (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo) highlights a  group of films and videos created by Latina and Latin American women working in Los Angeles.  The program includes films by Mariana Botey, Sofia Canales, Carolina Charry Quintero, Ilana Coleman, Brenda Contreras, Alex Cuesta, Caitlin Diaz, Andrea Franco, Regina Gonzalez Arroyo, Patricia Montoya, Chloe Reyes and Lourdes Villagómez.


    Ism, Ism, Ism: Panel on Latin American Experimental Film

    Date: September 23, 2017
    Time: 3:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Colombian scholar Marta Lucía Vélez, Cuban film scholar and curator Luisa Marisy, researcher and filmmaker Antoni Pinent, Jesse Lerner, Luciano Piazza and others will discuss the research which led to the Ismo, Ismo, Ismo publication (University of California Press, 2017).

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    Eduardo Darino, Cocktail de Rayas (1964)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Sin Cámara / Cameraless

    Date: September 23, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Surveying an extraordinary body of works produced since the 1950s, this program maps South American “camera-less” or “direct” filmmaking," with efigures are painted, scratched, or inked directly onto film leader.

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    Willie Varela, Becky's Eye (1977)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: A Cinema of Passion: Films and Videos by Willie Varela

    Date: September 23, 2017
    Time: 9:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Having completed over 100 films and videos made since the early 1970s, El Paso-based, Chicano media artist Willie Varela is one of independent cinema’s most passionate and unbridled social critics.  This long-overdue overview ranges from Varela’s early Super 8 visual pieces to a more recent, more pungently political body of work.

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    Manuel de Landa, Ism Ism, (1979)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Countercultures and Undergrounds

    Date: September 24, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    This program features historical shorts that emerged from a number of Latin American cultural movements, including Enrique Pineda Barnet’s extraordinary Juventud, rebeldía, revolución (1972), Narcisa Hirsch, Marie Louise Alemann, Walter Mejia and Raymundo Gleyzer’s collaboration La marabunta (1967), Rolando Peña’s La cotorra II (1979), and Manuel DeLanda’s Ismism (1979).  In Person: Curator Luisa Marisy, director and performance artist Rolando Peña

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    Leandro Katz, El Dia Que Me Quieras (The Day You'll Love Me, 1999)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Dialogues with Che: Appropriations of a Revolutionary Figure

    Date: September 24, 2017
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    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. Special guest Venezuelan Actor Rolando Peña, star of Diálogo con el Che (Dialogue with Che, 1968)!

  • Raul Ruiz Le retour dun amateur de bibliotheques El regreso de un raton de bibliotecaThe Return of a Library Lover 1983

    Raúl Ruiz, Le retour d’un amateur de bibliothèques (El regreso de un ratón de biblioteca/The Return of a Library Lover), 1983

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Raúl Ruiz: Anthropology’s Trembling Images

    Date: September 28, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Explore what the late renowned Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz called "trembling images," in the intersection of anthropology and filmmaking.  In Latin America, this has often resulted in the manufacturing of social utopias that challenge the limits between nationalist and cosmopolitan fantasies.  Curator Tarek Elhaik in person.

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    Constitución (Constitution), by Melisa Aller

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Urban Harmonies/Dissonant Cities

    Date: October 6, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park, under the Historic North Broadway Bridge

    This FREE 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.

  • Ism, Ism, Ism: David Lamelas: Screening of Three Films

    Date: October 8, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm
    Location: University Art Museum, Cal State University Long Beach,

    David Lamelas in person for the presentation of three of his films, including a rare 16 mm screening of Film 18 Paris IV 70 (People and Time-Paris), made with artist Daniel Buren, journalist Raúl Escari, and filmmaker Pierre Grinberg for the conceptual exhibition 18 Paris IV.70, curated by Michel Claura and Seth Siegelaub.