Film still from Altered Surfaces: Dialogues with Che. Image courtesy of the L.A Film Forum

Film still from Altered Surfaces: Dialogues with Che. Image courtesy of the L.A Film Forum

ISM ISM ISM | ISMO ISMO ISMO

Selections from the L.A Film Forum Programme
  • Sun 21 Jul 2019
  • 12—2PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

Ism, Ism, Ism is the first comprehensive, U.S.-based film program and catalogue to treat the full breadth of Latin America’s vibrant experimental film production. The Len Lye Centre cinema is proud to present selections from this programme.

DIALOGUES WITH CHE: APPROPRIATIONS OF A REVOLUTIONARY FIGURE
Sun 21 Jul | 12 pm | Exempt
Free | Booking Essential

Images of Ernesto "Che" Guevara are the most contested and reproduced in
Latin America, and this program explores ways this iconic figure has been
represented. Diálogo con el Che (Dialogue with Che, 1968, newly restored,
53’), is a legendary film by queer Nuyorican artist José Rodriguez Soltero
that parodies Hollywood portrayals of the revolutionary hero. Una foto
recorre el mundo (A Photograph Travels the World [1981, 13’]) by Pedro
Chaskel (also know at the editor of The Battle of Chile, 1975) analyzes the
iconic photograph of el Che taken by Alberto Korda at a political rally in
1960, and the unending international (and commercial) appropriations of
this image. Leandro Katz’ El día que me quieras (1997, 30’) retraces the
story behind the last photographs Freddy Alborta took of Che Guevara as he
lay dead, surrounded by his captors, in 1967.

In Person: Venezuelan Actor Rolando Peña

“Rodriguez-Soltero’s most effective film was Dialogue with Che, starring
Taylor Mead and Rolando Peña… Presented at the Cannes and Berlin Film
Festivals in 1969, it aroused a storm of controversy because of its offhand
violence. Soltero’s camerawork is wild and improvisatory, engaging the
subject with a ceaseless series of zooms and pans, in the manner of
Warhol’s Chelsea Girls.” – Wheeler Winston Dixon: The Exploding Eye: A Re-
Visionary History of 1960s American Experimental Cinema

"Visually exquisite and deeply moving, El día que me quieras is at once an
elegy to the passing of the age of revolution in Latin America and an
investigation into the history and mythos surrounding the infamous
photograph of the beatific corpse of its central icon: Che Guevara."
– Jeffrey Skoller, Afterimage

Curated by Jesse Lerner, Luciano Piazza, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud

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