Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster

Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster

“Lost, and only found and re-edited towards the end of Ruiz’s career, La Maleta contains a unique surreal and symbolic idea. A man packs his things into a suitcase, but it seems his possessions possess him as they take on a life of their own and turn into a human being.” thelastexit.net

“Considered a key film of Latin American experimental cinema, The Blue Lobster is the cinematographic testimony of an unfulfilled filmmaker called to become a giant of literature.” —Faena Aleph

“In Traum, Coppola constructs his own experience of passage from the avant-gardes to high modernism.” David Oubiña

In person: Colombian curator Marta Lucia Velez

Historical short films influenced by surrealism, including Álvaro Cepeda Zamudio’s and Gabriel García Márquez’s renowned La langosta azul (The Blue Lobster, 1954, 29’), Raul Ruiz’s previously lost La Maleta (The Suitcase, 1963, 20’), and Argentinian photographer Horacio Coppola’s landmark Traum (Sueño, 1933, 2’).

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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.

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FRI 9/22
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff