October 16, 2017, 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
The Fanny Brice Theatre, SCA 110, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Dornsife Dean's Office, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, the Doctoral Program in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, the SCA Bryan Singer Division of Cinema and Media Studies, Acción Latinx, and Outside the Box [Office], invite you and a guest to a special screening of
Written & Directed by Albertina Carri
Produced by Albertina Carri and Diego Schipani
Followed by a Q&A with Albertina Carri
3:30 P.M. on Monday, October, 16th 2017
The Fanny Brice Theatre, SCA 110
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival 2016; Las Palmas Film Festival 2016; Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2016.
I am tracing the steps of Isidro Velázquez, Argentina's last insurgent outlaw. But, as the search for lost time is always erratic, am I really going after that fugitive of the bourgeois justice? Or am I going after my own footsteps, after my own heritage? I travel to Chaco, to Cuba, in search of a missing film. I dig into film archives looking for moving corpses that could return to me something that was gone too early. What am I looking for? I search for films, but also for a family: for the living and for the dead. I seek a revolution, as well as justice. I look for my disappeared mother and father, their remaining bones, their names, what they left in me. I realize I am making a western with my own life. I seek a voice, my own voice, through the noise and rage of those lives shattered by that same bourgeois justice that pursued Isidro Velázquez.
Provided courtesy of the filmmaker. Not rated. Running time: 83 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
About the Guest
ALBERTINA CARRI (Writer, Director, Producer)
Director, screenwriter and producer Albertina Carri (Buenos Aires, 1973) is one of the leading figures of New Argentine Cinema, and currently serves as artistic director of Asterisco, an International LGBTIQ Film Festival. Carri is characterized by her versatility and constant research in different genres. She has explored both cinema noir and documentary (at the limit of fiction), pornographic melodrama, and family drama.
Carri made her debut film at age 24, No quiero volver a casa (I Don’t Want to Go Home), which was selected by Rotterdam, London and Vienna film festivals, among others. Her foray into animation techniques resulted in the short films Aurora and Barbie también puede eStar Triste (Barbie Can Be Sad Too). This pornographic animation fiction was awarded best foreign film in the New York Mix Festival.
With her second feature Los Rubios (The Blondes), she became known as one of the best directors of her generation. Los Rubios was commercially released in the US and Spain after touring thorough Locarno, Toronto, Gijon, Rotterdam and Göteborg film festivals. This work, which defied dominant discourses about the bloodiest dictatorship in Argentine history and the figure of the disappeared, marked a before and after in the way of shooting, narrating and reflecting on memory and its representations. She received the Audience Award and Best Argentine Film (BAFICI 2003), Best New Director (Las Palmas - Canarias), Best Film (L'alternative - Barcelona). She also received three Clarín Awards: Best Actress, Best Documentary, Best Music. Geminis (Gemini), her third feature film, was presented at Cannes’ Fortnight Directors, and premiered commercially, nationally and internationally, in 2005.
La Rabia (Anger), an original look at the violence that masks the bucolic landscape of the Argentinean pampa, premiered worldwide at the Berlinale, and was awarded two FIPRESI (Havana and Transylvania), Best Director (Havana), Best Director and Best Actress (Monterrey Festival).
In 2010 Carri founded, Torta La Productora. With this production company she made the television series Visibles (Visible), La Bella Tarea (The Beautiful Task), and 23 Pares (23 Pairs). During 2011, Carri prepared a video installation for the Book and Language Museum that reflects upon Spanish as the language of the conquest. In 2015 she made Operación Fracaso y el Sonido Recobrado (Operation Failure and The Sound Recovered), a video installation about possible ways of remembering, at Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires. Her fifth feature film Cuatreros (Rustlers) was released in 2017 and participated in the Berlin, Las Palmas, and Mar del Plata International Film Festivals. Currently she is completing a pornographic feature film Las hijas del fuego (Daughters of the Fire), and she is beginning work on her next feature film, Los extraños de la montaña helada (The Strangers of Cold Mountain).
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