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Ism, Ism, Ism: Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations in-between Languages
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Los Angeles, CA
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Ism, Ism, Ism: Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations in-between Languages
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Ism, Ism, Ism: Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations between Languages
Sunday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

INFO: www.ismoismoismo.org , 323-377-7238
Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.  Tickets available in advance at https://bilingualaesthetics.bpt.me or at the door.

Filmforum concludes its epic series Ism, Ism,Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America with this critical look at language and the cinematic explorations of Latin America.
Language is a site of social, cultural and geographic agency. Hundreds of languages are spoken in Latin America, beyond the Spanish and Portuguese imposed with the Conquest.  In the context of the Conquest of the Aztec Empire, the role of la Malinche, Hernán Cortéz translator, interpreter, and lover, was a central one, and she remains a potent and contested figure. This program explores the movement between languages as a manifestation of identitary pluralities. Unleashing the multiplication of heritage and affiliation in our contemporary landscape, these films reveal language as a will to power. The program ranges from explicit negotiations about land ownership in The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It (Chiapas Media Project, Mexico, 2005), in which the dialogue switches between Spanish and Tzeltal, to a more abstract exploration of a religious Inca celebration of change and new beginnings such as Pawqartampu (Felipe Esparza, Peru, 2015). The chief of the Guarani Mimbiá tribe narrates the extinction of the Tupinambá tribe in Sérgio Péos Ñanderu Panorâmica Tupinambá (Brazil, 1991).  Vincent Carelli and the Centro de Trabalho Indigenista have for many years used video as a tool for activism and intercultural communication in remote Amazonian regions, as the short documentary A arca dos Zoé illustrates vividly.  

Program:

Meeting Ancestors / A Arca dos Zo'é
Vincent Carelli and Dominique Gallois (Video in the Villages), 1993, 22 min., color, sound, video screened digitally, Brazil

Ñanderu Panorâmica Tupinambá  
Sérgio Péo, 1991, 8 min., color, sound, 16mm transferred to digital, Brazil.

The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It
Chiapas Media Project, 2005, 15 min., color, sound, digital, Mexico.

Pawqartampu
Felipe Esparza, 2015, 8 min., b&w, sound, digital, Peru.

Al rojo vivo  
Poli Marichal, 1982, 3 min., color, sound, Super 8, transferred to digital, Puerto Rico.

Estela
Bruno Varela, 2012, 8min., b&w/color, sound, Super8  and digital transferred to digital, Mexico.

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, Peru, 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.
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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. 2018 is our 43rd year.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
Jan 28 - Sun 7:30 pm - Ism, Ism, Ism: Bilingual Aesthetics: Negotiations Between Languages - at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Feb 11 - Sun 7:30 - Various Positions: Works from Double Negative  - at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Feb 12 - Mon 8:30 pm - Daïchi Saïto -  at REDCAT
Feb 18 - Lynne Sachs: Tip of My Tongue - at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Feb 25  Peter Burr

Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student
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Location

Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States

Categories

Film > Movies
Film > Premiers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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