Tropical Uncanny Film Series: “Nueva York”
Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series “Nueva York”Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 1 pm
Recordando el Ayer (Alexandra Cuesta, U.S.A, 2007, 9 min, 16mm, b&w. Silent)
You Look Like a Carriage that Not Even the Oxen Can Stop (Pareces una carreta de esa que no la para ni lo’ bueye) (Nelson Carlo, U.S./Dominican Republic, 2012, 85 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
“Nueva York” offers an off-kilter portrait of the city. Ecuadorean artist Alexandra Cuesta presents an experimental portrayal of Jackson Heights in Recordando el Ayer, in which ideas of memory and identity inflect the textures of everyday life. Dominican-born Nelson Carlo, in his elegantly crafted and unsettling debut documentary feature film, follows Gladys and her daughter, who share an isolated life in their Washington Heights apartment.
Introduced by Carlos Gutiérrez and followed by a Q&A with director Nelson Carlo and film subjects Lisa Nim and Glady Polanco, moderated by Jerónimo Rodríguez.
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.
You Look Like a Carriage that Not Even the Oxen Can Stop (Pareces una carreta de esa que no la para ni lo’ bueye)