Spanish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Program, LAIS Program, Italian Studies Program, Human Rights Program, Hannah Arendt Center, Division of Languages and Literature, and Art History and Visual Culture Program present:
Meet the Filmmakers! The Guernica Variations and City of Signs
On Art, War, and the Avatars of Filmmaking
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles.
The Guernica Variations (Guillermo Peydró, 2012, 26 min): Picasso’s Guernica is the image of a disproportionate attack on unarmed civilians to demoralize and subjugate a whole population, it encapsulates a turning point that ushered in today’s use of terror against civilians.
This film received the 2013 Best Documentary Award from Uruguay’s International Short Film Festival, among other awards, and has been widely screened at museums, including the Reina Sofia National Museum.
City of Signs (Samuel Alarcón, 2009, 62 min): When César Alarcón travels to Pompeii to collect ‘psychophonies’ - electronic voice phenomena - from Vesuvius’s great eruption, he finds that none contain sounds from the year 79 AD. Eloquent voices from the recent past will nonetheless lead him to the exploration of Roberto Rossellini’s mysterious life and film production.
This film received the 2011 Román Gubern Essay-Film Award, among other awards.