Crossing Paths: Latina and Latin American Women Filmmakers in Los Angeles
In bringing together Latina, Chicana and Latin American women filmmakers working on both sides of the border, this program considers gender, race, queerness and ethnicity as vintage points to approach displacement, exile and ways of inhabiting/appropriating the space of immigration. Covering a large gamut from meditative landscape films to magic realism, animation and various forms of experimentation, these films express original, singular voices embodying a creative approach to story telling and a bold (re)definition of the visual field. They explore strategies of desire, patterns of longing/nostalgia/memory, the impact of trauma, the clash/coexistence of cultures and the fleeting boundaries of real or imagined spaces.
The program includes El dedal de rosas: The Magic of the Smoked Mirror (1998, 13’) by Mariana Botey, Mujer(2012, 9’56”) by Sofia Canales, Blua (2017, 22’) by Carolina Charry Quintero, La Mujer y el Pescado (2014, 1’35”) by Ilana Coleman, From Brooklyn Ave to South Broadway, (2017, 7’16”), by Brenda Contreras, Piensa en Mí (2009, 15’30”) by Alexandra Cuesta, Dejar(2015, 5’42”) by Caitlin Diaz, Notes On Connection I, (2016, 6’) by Andrea Franco, an Untitled experimental piece (2014, 5:30) by Regina Gonzalez Arroyo, Candide (2009, 10’) by Patricia Montoya, New Sun Breathing In (2017, 5’30”) by Chloe Reyes and Síndrome Línea Blanca (2005, 8’20") by Lourdes Villagómez. Program curated by Bérénice Reynaud, with Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza. TRT 111’
The film series and publication are produced by Los Angeles Filmforum under the direction of Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza. Made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation as part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
Curated by Jesse Lerner, Luciano Piazza, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff