Leandro Katz

Leandro Katz: The Day You'll Love Me

"[The Day You'll Love Me is] visually exquisite and deeply moving... An elegy to the passing of the age of revolution in Latin America..." Jeffrey Skoller, AfterImage

Jack H. Skirball Series

Since returning to his native Buenos Aires in 2006 after four decades on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the filmmaker, artist and poet has worked on restoring and digitally preserving the 17 visually stunning films he had completed since the mid-1970s. This selection of Katz's most beloved work centers on the award-winning El día que me quieras (The Day You'll Love Me, 1997, 30 min.), a poignant deconstruction of the iconic 1967 photograph of the dead Che Guevara within overlapping layers of political, historical and aesthetic discourse. Also on the program is the legendary Splits (1978, 25 min.), a formally adventurous, politically incisive variation on Jorge Luis Borges' haunting Emma Zunz. And: Paradox (2001, 30 min.), shot in Guatemala on land owned by the former United Fruit Company, is part of an extended series of work (films, photographs, invented alphabets, artist's books, installations) that derives from Katz's longstanding fascination with Mayan archeological sites.

In person: Leandro Katz

Curated by Bérénice Reynaud.

Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.

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MON 2/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff