Looking For Adventure
Apr 23 - Apr 26
(Kimi Takesue, Peru/USA, 2013, PRO-RES, 47 min)
Wednesday, Apr 23 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Apr 26 at 07:00PM
Exploring with rigorous formal composure the "strains, pleasures, and choreography" of group tourism in Peru, documentary filmmaker Kimi Takesue has created a unique ethnography of Andean culture: both its commodification for the exotic-seeking traveler, and the sublime elements that effectively inspire pilgrimages of universal beauty.
Tension arises in the film's still tableaux, in which vast landscapes are dotted by migratory patterns of curious, bored and intrepid wanderers. A sense of gentle circumspection, rather than cynicism, attends Takesue's radically observational mode of filmmaking, a protracted gaze in which time and place assume precedence.
SCREENS WITH Walt Disney Square (Praça Walt Disney)
(Sergio Oliveira, Renata Pinheiro, Brazil, 2011, DCP, 21 min)
A quasi-musical short film that reflects on the commonplace, yet often unseen elements of urban life in Recife. This miniature city-symphony is a collage that playfully reflects on Brazilian culture and identity.
Part of our series Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema. Read more about new Latino cinema on our screens >
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122