EL MAR LA MAR
April 24, 2019, 1:00 P.M.
Interactive Media Building Screening Room, SCI 108, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Cinema Guild invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of
El Mar La Mar
Directed by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
Produced by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
Followed by a Q&A with J.P. Sniadecki
1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Interactive Media Building Screening Room, SCI 108
3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
SELECT FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - San Francisco International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - New York Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - Vienna International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - Chicago International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection - AFI FEST, 2017
Official Selection - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2017
Winner - Caligari Film Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner - Best Film, Dokufest Kosovo
Winner - Best Film, Curitiba International Film Festival Winner- Universities Prize, lndielisboa
About El Mar La Mar
An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while a border patrolman spins a similarly bizarre tale of man versus beast. A sonically rich soundtrack adds to the eerie atmosphere as the call of birds and other nocturnal noises invisibly populate the austere landscape.
Emerging from the ethos of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, J.P. Sniadecki’s attentive documentary approach mixes perfectly with Joshua Bonnetta’s meditations on the materiality of film. Together, they’ve created an experience of the border region like nothing you’ve seen, heard or felt before.
Provided courtesy of Cinema Guild. Not rated. Running time: 94 minutes. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles.
Visit the Official Website: http://www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/elmarlamar.html
About the Guest
J.P. Sniadecki (Director, Producer)
J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979) works between China and the United States as an artist and anthropologist whose films explore collective experience, sensory ethnography, and the possibilities of cinema. His work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale, the Whitney Biennale, the Shenzhen Biennale, the Centre George Pompidou and the Guggenheim, as well as at international film festivals, such as Berlin, BFI London, Locarno, New York, AFI, Viennale, Mar del Plata, and Beijing Independent Film Festival. Co-founder of the traveling screening series "Cinema on the Edge," which showcases independent Chinese film, he has written articles for Cinema Scope and Visual Anthropology Review and the edited volume DV-Made China. A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, he currently teaches in the Documentary Media MFA program at Northwestern University.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 12:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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