Ism, Ism, Ism: Claudio Caldini - 8mm film master
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Claudio Caldini - 8mm film master - in person!
At the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles CA 90026
In Person: Claudio Caldini
A major force of Argentine and Latin American experimental cinema for 45 years, Claudio Caldini was an active member of the "Cine Ex" group gathered at the Goethe Institut Buenos Aires between 1974 and 1983 to promote production, screening and lecturing on experimental film. Join us for his first visit to Los Angeles! Caldini is a dedicated 8mm filmmaker, performance artists, composer, and curator. He has mentored several generations of younger 8mm filmmakers who have gained international prominence over the past decade, and has collaborated with artists in many media. His small–gauge films are remarkable for their sensuality, intimacy and precision. Caldini’s visit to California is part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s screening series Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine Experimental en América Latina) and was made possible by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
$5 general/seniors/students; free for Filmforum members. Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://claudiocaldini.bpt.me or at the door.
The screening includes Film-Gaudí (1975, Super 8mm); Baltazar (1975, Super 8mm); Cuarteto (1978, Super 8mm); Un enano en el jardín (1981, Super 8mm); S/T (2015, Super 8mm);
Ofrenda (1990, video), Heliografía (1993, video)
This screening is part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s screening series Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine experimental en América Latina). Ism, Ism, Ism 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. Revisiting classic titles and introducing recent works by key figures and emerging artists, Ism, Ism, Ism takes viewers on a journey through a wealth of materials culled from unexpected corners of Latin American film archives. Key historical and contemporary works from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States will be featured. Many of the works in the series are largely unknown in the United States and most screenings will include national and area premieres, with many including Q&A discussions with filmmakers and scholars following the screening. The film series will continue through January 2018 at multiple venues, organized by Filmforum. www.ismismism.org
Ism, Ism, Ism is accompanied by a bilingual publication, Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza, editors, University of California Press, 2017) placing Latino and Latin American experimental cinema within a broader dialogue that explores different periods, cultural contexts, image-making models, and considerations of these filmmakers within international cinema. Available worldwide, https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520296084.
Ism, Ism, Ism is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Explore more at www.ismismism.org, lafilmforum.org, and www.pacificstandardtime.org.
Lead support for Ism, Ism, Ism is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
Significant additional support comes from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.