Developing Works from Cuba curated by Juan Carlos Alom and Aimara Fernández
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Ism, Ism, Ism: Developing Works curated by Juan Carlos Alom and Aimara Fernández
Sunday, January 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
At the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Filmmaker Juan Carlos Alom in person!
INFO: https://www.ismismism.org/, 323-377-7238
Tickets: $5 general, students, seniors. Free for Filmforum members. Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets aor at the door.
A selection of recent student short films created by young Cuban filmmakers who participated in Juan Carlos Aloms workshop in Havana, Cuba.
In conjunction with Workshop: 16 mm / Photography in movement. Conducted by: Juan Carlos Alom and Aimara Fernández www.facebook.com/events/1784473858523649/
Juan Carlos Alom was born in Cuba in 1964 and resides between Havana and New York City. He is a filmmaker and photographer who has exhibited throughout Cuba, North and South America, Europe, and South Africa. Starting his career as a photojournalist in 1990s Cuba, Juan Carlos Alom developed an artistic vision that was informed by the need for spontaneity demanded by that period of crisis. Among the films that Alom has directed are Una Harley recorre la Habana (1998, A Harley Travels Around Havana), Habana Solo (2000), Evidencia (2001), Iroko (2004), Diario (2009), and No Limits (2013). Exhibits this year include Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, and Los elementos (a solo show) at Punctum Gallery in Mexico City. He is currently working on several collaborative projects including the film Finotype with UConn Professor Jacqueline Loss.
Juan Carlos Aloms visit made possible by a grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
There will be a second different screening with Alom on Sunday January 14.
This screening is part of Los Angeles Filmforums 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 seriesthe first in the U.S.that surveys Latin Americas 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.
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
Los Angeles Filmforum is the citys longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. 2017 is our 42nd year.
Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
Jan 11 Thurs, 7:00 pm - Estrellas de ayer: Latin Camp at MOCA
Jan 12-13 - Juan Carlos Alom workshop - at the Echo Park Film Center
Jan 14 Sun, 7:30 pm - Juan Carlos Alom - at the Spielberg Theatre
Jan 16 Tues, 7:30 pm - Fernando Birri's ORG at the Downtown Independent (co-presented with Acropolis Cinema)
Jan 19 Fri, 7:30 pm - Super 8 films, with Pablo Marin, guest at the UCLA Film & TV Archive
Jan 20 Sat, 3:00 pm - Meta Cinema (Luis Ospina guest) at the UCLA Film & TV Archive
Jan 20 Sat, 7:30 pm - Luis Ospina at the UCLA Film & TV Archive
Jan 21 Sun, 3:00 pm - Misreadings & Book launch - at the UCLA Film & TV Archive
Jan 21 Sun, 7:30 pm Films by Narcissa Hirsch (Federico Windhausen guest) at the UCLA Hammer Museum
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1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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