LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM EVENTS
Two filmmaker-scholars of Latin American cinema, Luciano Piazza and Jesse Lerner, will be visiting Rutgers to screen and discuss some of the short experimental films analyzed in their 2018 bilingual volume, Ism, ism, ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America.
Piazza and Lerner will explain how Latin American filmmakers have mobilized the film medium in innovative ways to prompt audiences to consider pressing socio-political issues, especially the legacy of political violence in the region (from the “dirty wars” of the Southern Cone, to the Colombian Conflict, to the assassination of students in Mexico), and the role of visual and print media in shaping perspectives of and about Latin Americans.
In advance of their visit, we will be showing additional short experimental films treated in their book, at 9:50 AM on Monday, November 26 in AB-4140.
Come and join us for one or both of these events!