Tropical Uncanny Film Series: “Musical Mayhem”
Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series “Musical Mayhem”Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 1 pm
Touching from a Distance (Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere, U.S., 2008. 6 min. No dialogue)
Marimbas from Hell (Marimbas del infierno) (Julio Hernández Cordón, Guatemala/Mexico, 2010, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
In the hybrid comedy Marimbas from Hell, Julio Hernández Cordón tells the feverish story of an improbable artistic collaboration between two wretched musicians, Don Alfonso, a homeless marimba player, and Blacko, a pioneer of Guatemalan heavy metal. The film is preceded by Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere’s Touching from a Distance, which serves as a musical appetizer and toys with the idea of the fragmentation of public space to the rhythms of mariachi music.
Screened as part of the film series Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies and presented in conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.
Marimbas from Hell (Marimbas del infierno)