“Soberly lyrical and infinitely gracious.” —Charles Tesson, Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival on Les Îles

Presented in collaboration with Hello Benjamin Films


Available November 9, 2020 to ticket holders with a password.
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8:00 PM

Introduction by Rajee Samarasinghe and Maggie Corona-Goldstein

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8:00 PM


Curator's Notes

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9:30 PM

Q&A with filmmakers Payal Kapadia, Agustina San Martín, Miryam Charles and Davor Sanvincenti; moderated by Rajee Samarasinghe 

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Recent short films take you on an unexpected journey from India to Haiti and from Argentina to Thailand, as they strive for contemporary modes of expression to explore distance, desire and spirituality. Protagonists navigate harrowing and surreal scenarios built around the past, generating ecstasy in their pursuit of freedom or paradise. Through radical manipulations of analog and digital material, these films describe an oneiric world of longing, rooted in a desire to experiment with film language. Titles include: Les îles (Islands) by Yann Gonzalez (2017), Monster God by Agustina San Martín (2019), And What Is the Summer Saying by Payal Kapadia (2018), and Second Generation by Miryam Charles (2019). 

This program contains sexually explicit content. For mature audiences only. 

Curated by Rajee Samarasinghe as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

KCRW is the Official Radio Sponsor of REDCAT.


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MON 11/9
8:00 pm

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT LIMITED TO THE U.S. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire on November 10th at 8pm.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff