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Mary Jane Regalado Presents: Araya
Suns Cinema
Washington, DC
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Mary Jane Regalado Presents: Araya
Mary Jane Regalado (Gauche, Downtown Boys) is a musician, visual artist, DJ and occasional radio show host currently residing in Washington, D.C. Her interests include subversive media, Chicanx feminism, underground art and record collecting. Her favorite film is Zootopia.

ABOUT THE FILM

The restoration of Margot Benacerraf's brilliant film Araya is a landmark in cinema history. The film was hailed as a masterpiece of poetic cinema and a forerunner of feminist Latina cinema on it's re-release by Milestone.

The peninsula of Araya in northeastern Venezuela, is one of the most arid places on earth. For five hundred years, since its discovery by the Spanish, the regions salt has been exploited manually. A 17th-century fortress built to protect against pirate raids stands as a reminder of the days when salt was worth almost as much as gold and great fortunes were made. Benacerraf captures the life of the salineros and their back-breaking work in breathtaking images. The Peredas family works at night in the salt marshes, the Ortiz are fishermen and the Salaz collect salt. The three stories underline the harsh life of this region  all of which vanished with the arrival of industrial exploitation.

Araya was originally compared to Flahertys Man of Aran, Viscontis La Terra Trema (1947) and Rossellinis India (1957). Margot Benacerraf has described the film as a cinematic narration based on script writing rather than a spontaneous action, a feature documentary, the opposite of Italian neorealism. A film of such lasting beauty that Jean Renoir told Benacerraf after seeing the film: Above all  dont cut a single image!

"Majestic...Arresting...Overwhelming beauty!"Richard Brody, NEW YORKER MAGAZINE

"This expertly restored black-and-white work is a thing of wonder." Lisa Kennedy, DENVER POST

"It cares so passionately about its subjects that you will as well." LA TIMES

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Suns Cinema (View)
3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
United States


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Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 21

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