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Winter 2018

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    Estrellas del ayer, by Teo Hernandez

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Estrellas del ayer: Latin Camp

    Date: January 11, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Ave Ahmanson Auditorium

    Filmforum’s series Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, resumes in January with a bang, with nine screenings, a workshop, and a book signing between now and the end of the month.  Kicking off with this show of "camp" films at MOCA.

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    Ism, Ism, Ism: Workshop: 16mm / Photography in movement: Juan Carlos Alom

    Date: January 12, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    A three-day 16 mm / Motion Photography workshop with Juan Carlos Alom promoting the use of 16 mm photographic film for artisanal filmmaking.  Fri-Sun, noon-4 pm each day.

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    Habana Solo, by Juan Carlos Alom

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Havana Solo: the films of Juan Carlos Alom

    Date: January 12, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Juan Carlos Alom is a Cuban photographer and filmmaker weaves together his unmistakable personal voice with collective concerns in his hand-processed 16mm black and white films.  The first of two screenings and a workshop with him in person.

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    A Base De Viandas, by Arien Chang

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Developing Works - Three Film Generations From Cuba

    Date: January 14, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Juan Carlos Alom and Aimara Fernández present recent films in dialogue with the work of Nicolás Guillén Landrián, including the emblematic film of Guillén Landrián, Return to Baracoa (1966, Cuba), Alom's 9 Days (2017), a recent short filmed during the 9 days of national mourning after the death of Fidel Castro, and Fernández's Cocina Minuto (2018),

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    ORG, by Fernando Birri

    Ism, Ism, Ism: A Tribute to Fernando Birri - ORG

    Date: January 16, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Downtown Independent

    Los Angeles premiere of a new digital restoration of a colossal, nearly three-hour long film that’s only rarely been screened since it premiered at the 1979 Venice Film Festival, by Fernando Birri, an Argentinian filmmaker often considered the father of Third Cinema.

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    Ism, Ism, Ism: Poetics of Space: 8mm Films from Argentina

    Date: January 19, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum

    The kick-off of a loaded three-day weekend for Ism, Ism, Ism, with highlights of Argentinean Super8mm films.

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    The Vampires of Poverty (Agarrando pueblo, 1977) by Luis Ospina and Carlos Mayolo

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Meta: Cinema within cinema

    Date: January 20, 2018
    Time: 3:00pm
    Location: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theatre, UCLA Hammer Museum

    Ximena Cuevas and Luis Ospina in person with works that contemplate their chosen medium, its history, defining characteristics and iconic movements.

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    Ism, Ism, Ism: Luis Ospina: A Rational Act of Faith

    Date: January 20, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theatre, UCLA Hammer Museum

    Colombian rabble-rouser Luis Ospina returns to his alma mater, UCLA, to screen a collection of his rarely seen early short films.

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    Coffea Arábiga, by Nicolas Gullén Landrián (1966)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Misreadings / Malas Lecturas + Book Launch

    Date: January 21, 2018
    Time: 3:00pm
    Location: UCLA Film & Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theatre, UCLA Hammer Museum

    First, a panel discussion of the book Ism, Ism, ism, followed by a set of films looking at the interplay between text and image on the screen, from silent era to contemporary.  Free!

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    La noche bengalí, by Narcisa Hirsch

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Testamento Cinemático: The Films of Narcisa Hirsch

    Date: January 21, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre

    A pivotal figure in Latin American experimental cinema, Narcisa Hirsch took up artistic practice by first focusing on painting, then shifting toward performances and happenings, and soon making a crucial move into experimental film.

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    Meeting Ancestors / A Arca dos Zo'é, by Vincent Carelli and Dominique Gallois

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations between Languages

    Date: January 28, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum concludes its groundbreaking series Ism, Ism,Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America with this critical look at cinematic investigations around issues of languages and communication.